Wind Quintet The City of Tomorrow
The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in ten years, THE CITY OF TOMORROW advocates for the quality and expansion of wind quintet repertoire and performance. Members are: Elise Blatchford, flute; Andrew Nogal, oboe; Camila Barrientos, clarinet; Laura Miller, bassoon; and Leander Star, horn. Visit www.thecityoftomorrow.org and www.soundcloud.com/the-city-of-tomorrow to read more and for audio and video.
Repertoire (see below for more detailed information) includes:
· Rob Keeley, Wind Quintet (US Premiere, recently World Premiered by COT)
· Luciano Berio, Ricorrenze
· Darius Milhaud, La Cheminée du Roi René
· Magnus Lindberg, Arabesques
In addition to the above performances, COT has been engaged for Bay Area school/outreach engagements at Sheldon High School (Sacramento, CA) and Aragon High School (San Mateo, CA).
The City of Tomorrow, based in New York, Chicago, Portland, and San Antonio, aspires to be a leading international ensemble dedicated to the performance and creation of new music for winds.
Since their Fischoff win in May 2011, the quintet has toured the United States Midwest twice and will tour the US West Coast in spring 2013. Performance highlights include the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, the Mayo Clinic, the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, and the Ashland (WI) Chamber Music Society on the scenic shore of Lake Superior. They collaborated with the Portland Cello Project for two performances of Radiohead's classic album OK Computer in Oregon last September.
Most recently, in Canada, the City of Tomorrow performed on the New Music Edmonton series, preceded by a three-week residency at the Banff Centre. In Banff, they performed and recorded as the wind section of Gruppo Montebello, a new-music chamber orchestra. The ensemble's members studied at the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas.
- Venue: Old First Church
- Date: Fri March 15, 2013 8:00pm
- City: San Francisco
- Price Range: $0 to $17
- Tickets: 415-474-1608
Wind Quintet (US Premiere)
La Cheminée du Roi René
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A new wind quintet, City of Tomorrow, aims to challenge the string quartet’s supremacy by bringing to light rarely heard chamber masterpieces, while encouraging the creation of more.More »
Fri May 24, 2013 8:00pmFirst United Methodist Church
Sat May 25, 2013 7:30pmSalle Pianos & Events
Sat May 25, 2013 8:00pm
Sat May 25, 2013 8:00pmSan Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sun May 26, 2013 3:00pmCrowden Music Center