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Wooster Chamber Music Series Welcome Arabesque Winds on January 22

Imani Winds

The Wooster Chamber Music Series is excited to welcome the Arabesque Winds for a concert on January 22. The 3:00 pm concert will be held in Gault Recital Hall, in Scheide Music Center, on The College of Wooster Campus. Tickets for the concert are $15, and are available at the Wooster Book Company, Florence O. Wilson Bookstore, or at the door. The program will feature works including Giuseppe Cambini’s Quintet No. 2 in D minor, Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, György Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, and Bach’s Partita in a minor BWV 1013.

Recognized for their fresh, energetic, and interactive performances, the Arabesque Winds were awarded the 2009 Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Woodwinds and Brass at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. The group has also won the Harvard Musical Association’s 2009 Arthur W. Foote Prize, awarded to young musicians on the verge of professional careers, in addition to the Grand Prize at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. In what the judges described as "an astounding performance" at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the group garnered first prize over 70 international ensembles.

Dedicated to the performance of contemporary wind music, the Arabesque Winds acted as an ensemble-in-residence at the 2008 Festival Internacional Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico. The group also performed at the 2010 Cervantino Festival in Guanajato, Mexico as members of the Eastman BroadBand. In another collaboration with the BroadBand, the group can be heard on Bridge Records' 2010 release, Cantos: The Music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. In April of 2009, the Arabesque Winds acted as a featured ensemble at Eastman’s Warren and Pat Benson Forum on Creativity.

As active supporters of music outreach, the Arabesque Winds have presented interactive and educational programs in schools and community venues all over the country. While in Wooster, they will present a master class to students at The College of Wooster.