ݮƵѰapp

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

Imani Winds

Terrace Theater

Celebrating over two decades of music making, Imani Winds is recognized for its dynamic playing, adventurous programming, outreach endeavors, and efforts to commission works from new voices that reflect historical events and today’s world.

Wed. Apr. 3, 2024

Upcoming Dates

  • Wed. Apr. 3, 2024 7:30p.m.

Production Information

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Program

Imani Winds
     Brandon Patrick George, flute
     Mekhi Gladden, oboe
     Mark Dover, clarinet
     Kevin Newton, horn
     Monica Ellis, bassoon


BLACK AND BROWN II: A celebration of composers of color

DAMIEN GETER          
I Said What I Said*

CARLOS SIMON
Giants**

PAQUITO D’RIVERA 
Aires Tropicales

SHAWN OKPEBHOLO
Rise^

ANDY AKIHO
BeLoud, BeLoved, BeLonging^^

BILLY TAYLOR arr. Mark Dover
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

No other quintet has forged such a unique and revolutionary path through the chamber music landscape as the Imani Winds. The ensemble embraces traditional chamber music repertoire while remaining devoutly committed to promoting diversity in the arts. Celebrating over two decades of music making, Imani Winds is recognized for its dynamic playing, adventurous programming, outreach endeavors, and efforts to commission works from new voices that reflect historical events and today’s world.

The late Dr. Billy Taylor was the Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz (1994–2010).

*Written for Imani Winds. Commissioned by Anima Mundi Productions, Chamber Music Northwest and the Oregon Bach Festival. Premiered April 28, 2022 in Portland, OR.
**Commissioned by Imani Winds and Shriver Concert Hall Series. Premiered May 14, 2023.
^Commissioned by Linton Chamber Music, with support from Ann Santen, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Northwest, Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Adelante Winds, The Black Student Union of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Imani Winds, and New York Wind Quintet.
^^Commissioned by Imani Winds with support from the Concert Artists Guild Richard Weinert Award, the Imani Winds Foundation and the Kaufman Music Center. Premiered October 26, 2022 in New York City.

Explore Subscription Packages

Save up to 30% by purchasing a series of events with flexible options, and enjoy early access to get the best seats. 

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

Sponsors

Support the Arts in America

ݮƵѰapp is a non-profit institution, and your tax-deductible gift helps expand our arts and education offerings throughout the country.

Donate Today

Terms and Conditions

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and the best seats!

You May Also Like

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

Dover Quartet with Leif Ove Andsnes

Tue. Apr. 23, 2024

A Fortas favorite since its Kennedy Center debut, Dover Quartet joins our season-wide Ellington 125 celebration with an arrangement of “In a Sentimental Mood.” Two piano quintets complete the program, featuring guest pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

NSO Youth Fellows Final Senior Recital

Thu. May 30, 2024 6p.m.

Join in an evening of performances by graduating seniors of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship program as they take the stage performing a wide range of solo and chamber pieces.

On Sale Wed. May 15, 2024 10a.m.

Embassy of Belgium in the United States of America Presents

Reconnection World Tour

Tue. Jun. 4, 2024

Experience a captivating performance by internationally acclaimed Belgian pianist and composer Daniel Verstappen, together with violinist Marina Barskaya. The Reconnection World Tour has crossed famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall New York, Sydney Opera House, and Harpa Iceland, among others.

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sat. Oct. 19, 2024

The vibrant self-conducted string orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi returns. Heralded for its kaleidoscopically varied repertoire, the group brings another bold thematic program, featuring emerging percussion soloist Britton-René Collins.

Tickets available in subscriptions