February 13 & 14, 2021
Imani Winds is celebrated as one of the finest wind quintets in the world. With their classy style, dynamic playing, and commitment to commissioning works from diverse and non-traditional composers, they have transformed the language of contemporary classical music. Imani Winds will blow a fresh breath of springtime into Tulsa’s February.
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation
Enoch Sontonga (arr. Valerie Coleman): “Nkosi si ke Leli”
(South African National Anthem)
Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Elliott Carter: Quintet For Winds
Derek Bermel: Gift of Life from “Wanderings”
Traditional Spirituals (arr. Valerie Coleman)
Paquito D’Rivera: Wapango
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m.
Jeff Scott: Startin’ Sumthin
John Harbison: Quintet For Winds
Lalo Shifrin: La Nouvelle Orleans
György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Reena Esmail: The Light Is the Same
Valerie Coleman: Tzigane
Concert Highlight: Sunday
This wide-ranging program mixes 20th-century classics by Harbison and Ligeti with music by living composers in a spectrum of colorful styles. It opens with the jazz-influenced “urban classical” music of Jeff Scott, the quintet’s horn player, and concludes with a combination of jazz and gypsy dance rhythms in Valerie Coleman’s infectiously lively Tzigane.