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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.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

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.

Williams Theatre

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.

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