The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Concert Guild: Imani Winds and Jon Nakamatsu, piano
"...what triumph sounds like..." -PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall/Concert Hall Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. The wind quintet plays a wide-ranging repertoire from composers including Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla, Wayne Shorter and Igor Stravinsky. They have played throughout the United States and abroad in China, Brazil, Australia and Europe and have recorded on Naxos, Blue Note, E1 Music, and Warner Classics. Their 2006 recording, The Classical Underground was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jon Nakamatsu, winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, has been acclaimed for his ability to coax vigorous and muscular passages as well as lyrical and poetic ones from the piano. He has released 13 CDs on the Harmonia Mundi label. His all-Gershwin recording with Jeff Tyzick and the Rochester Philharmonic rose to number three on the Billboard classical music chart. Tickets are required.
W&L Faculty & Staff $10
W&L Student/Student $5 Tickets are forfeited if not seated 5 MINUTES prior to curtain time.