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Imani Winds Master Class

Imani Winds

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Free and open to the public.


The three-time GRAMMY® nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet. In residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Imani Winds have helped countless aspiring students through mentorship, master classes, entrepreneurial workshops, and more, all with the goal of fostering the complete musician and global citizen.

Master Class Program

Carmen Yanguas and Linden Wadsworth, flute students of Meret Bitticks perform Concertino in D major, Op. 107 by Cécile Chaminade and Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy by Franz Doppler.

Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) fellow Sarah Morris, a student of Leslie Grimm, will perform the first movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

A short Q & A session will follow the performances.


Nichols Concert Hall Presents

Imani Winds | Black and Brown: a celebration of composers of color
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston

This trailblazing ensemble offers a playlist that includes traditional chamber music repertoire and newly commissioned works that reflect important historical events, as well as current times. Composers on the program include Paquito D’Rivera, Billy Taylor, Damien Geter, Valerie Coleman, socially conscious music by Andy Akiho reflecting on mass incarceration, and a work by Carlos Simon celebrating iconic figures in the African-American community, including Bessie Smith, Cornel West, and Herbie Hancock.

Musicians include Brandon Patrick George, flute; Mekhi Gladden, oboe (substituting for regular member Toyin Spellman-Diaz); Mark Dover, clarinet; Monica Ellis, bassoon; and Kevin Newton, French horn.

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