The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents Imani Winds in concert this week. Virtuoso pianist Tian Tian also will perform with the stellar chamber ensemble. Performances are Friday, Nov. 1 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial; Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill; and Sunday, Nov. 3 at Oakland University.
- Jeff Scott: Startin’ Sumthin’
- John Harbison: Quintet for Winds
- Lalo Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orleans
- Francis Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds, with Tian Tian, piano
- Valerie Coleman: Tzigane
Details from CMSD:
Over the course of a 20-plus year career, Grammy nominated quintet Imani Winds has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection – with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through its dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs.
A member of the faculty at the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance, pianist Tian Tian has presented solo concerts across the US, Canada and China. She has also appeared in music festivals such as Piano Texas, the Gilmore Festival, and Summer Courses with Arie Vardi (Germany). An avid chamber musician, Tian has performed with the Juilliard Quartet and toured in the US, China, and Korea as a member of the Studzinsky Trio.