'The quintet's Herculean work ethic exemplifies Houston's unrivaled 21st century entrepreneurial spirit ... Audacious, adventurous, interactive, cheeky, bounded only by big sky. These are your neighborhood classical music rock-stars. What's not to love?' – Misha Penton, Arts + Culture Texas
WindSync, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, thrills audiences nationwide with its fresh approach to classical music. Houston Public Radio's HUHA-FM calls the ensemble "innovative...unconventional and exciting." Playing exclusively from memory and creating dramatic musical interpretations with costumes, masks and choreography, the group brings its unique and infectious style to main-stage concerts and outreach performances with equal success.
With every new project, the Quintet expands the repertoire by commissioning new works and showcasing a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks. WindSync's unique qualities were further recognized at the CAG Competition with the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize where members of CAG's Performance Prize Presenter Network responded to its vibrancy by offering engagements in the 2013-14 season. This list features the Chautauqua Institution, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University and Music For Youth (Southport, CT). Adding to the excitement of that season is the ensemble's New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the CAG Series.
The ensemble is based in Houston where it has built a successful community engagement series and created audiences in conventional and unconventional spaces. It has performed in schools representing Da Camera of Houston and Young Audiences of Houston which jointly applaud WindSync for its "extraordinary ability to connect with students, educators, administrators and parents in a powerful and meaningful way." Music for Autism named WindSync its 2012 Spotlight Artist following a season of outreach activities for the organization coast to coast. Master classes and lecture recitals have taken the group to Drexel University, CSU Long Beach, Stanford University and Idyllwild Arts Academy. The Academy praised WindSync as "one of the most talented groups of young musicians on the scene today." For more, visit the group's website.
TICKETS $15 gen • $10 senior 60+ • $5 student
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