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Imani Winds

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Ticket Drawing Opens March 19th at 12pm MT

Sculpture Site: The Domo, 11:00 AM


Black and Brown: A Program Celebrating Composers of Color

JEFF SCOTT: Titilayo

REENA ESMAIL: The Light is the Same for Wind Quintet

PAQUITO D’RIVERA: Movements from Aires Tropicales

WAYNE SHORTER: Terra Incognita

JULIO MEDAGLIA: Belle Epoque en Sud-America
El Porsche Negro
Vals Paulista
Requinta Maluca

For over two decades, the twice Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We are thrilled to officially welcome them to Tippet Rise for their concert debut, having had the privilege of collaborating with them on recording and performance film projects over the past few years. In this special outdoor performance at the Domo by Ensamble Studio, members Brandon Patrick George (flute), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (oboe), Kevin Newton (horn), Mark Dover (clarinet), and Monica Ellis (bassoon) will perform their program titled Black and Brown, which celebrates composers of color including Jeff Scott, Paquito D’Rivera, and Wayne Shorter. The program also features works written for Imani Winds: Reena Esmail’s The Light is the Same, commissioned by The Lied Center of Kansas and premiered in 2017, and Julio Medaglia’s Belle Epoque en Sud-America, commissioned by the La Jolla Music Society, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Da Camera of Houston, and the Library of Congress, which premiered in 2006.

To watch Imani Winds performing as part of our Tippet Rise on Tour series, click here.