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June 17, 2018

3 PM at the
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

Photo of WindSync

WindSync, pictured above, left to right:
Julian Hernandez, clarinet; Garrett Hudson, flute;
Kara LaMoure, bassoon; Emily Tsai, oboe and Anni Hochhalter, horn.

In its ninth season, the prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. WindSync is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance, and multimedia.

WindSync tours nationally and internationally, appearing at venues including the Schubert Club (MN), Met Museum, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, WindSync was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s “The Long and the Short of it,” commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. WindSync’s most recent large-scale project is “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Michael Gilbertson that received two performances in 2016. Other premieres include works by Paul English, Garrett Schumann, and Mark Buller.

WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences. Part of the burgeoning creative placemaking movement, the ensemble has recently focused on activating public spaces via music in Houston and in Opelousas, LA. They have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach,” and their concerts for young people reach over 5,000 students per year.

Advocates of 21st century musicianship models and community-oriented programming, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival, and the University of Maryland Renegade Series, among others. WindSync has also served as ensemble-in-residence for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (KY), Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Da Camera of Houston Young Artists Program.

To read more about the group and the individual artists and to listen to samples of their work, please visit their Web site at


June 17, 2018


Garrett Hudson, flute
Emily Tsai, oboe
Julian Hernandez, clarinet
Kara LaMoure, bassoon
Anni Hochhalter, horn

Adam Schoenberg: Winter Music

Miguel Del Aguila: Quintet No. 2 for Winds
Back in Time
In Heaven
Under the Earth
Far Away


Igor Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella, arr. WindSync
Gavotta con due variazioni
Minuet — Finale

Voyager Golden Record Suite, arr. WindSync
Anthony Holborne: The Fairie Round
Traditional: Tsuru no sugomori
J. S. Bach: Fugue in C Major from WTC II, BWV 870
Lorenzo Barcelata: El Cascabel
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

Admission is at the door only by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. Refreshments are served after the concert catered by A Taste of Europe Restaurant.

Special thanks to the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation for their help in funding this concert, and as always Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire season possible.

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