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WindSync program features ‘out of this world’ music

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InConcert Sierra presents
a performance by WindSync ensemble

  • When: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15
  • Where: 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley
  • Tickets: $35 general admission, a limited number of free youth tickets (must reserve in advance); available by phone at 530-273-3990, online at www.inconcertsierra.org, in person at BriarPatch Co-op in Grass Valley or at the door on the day of the concert
  • Info: 530-273-3990 or inconcertsierra.org

Artistic Director Ken Hardin is well known among the InConcert Sierra audience for his programming prowess. The April 15 Third Sunday Series performance featuring WindSync is no exception. 

“I enjoy presenting a variety of instrumentation each season, we don’t have wind quintets often and this one is top-notch,” Hardin said.

The Houston-based wind quintet is known for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations. Hardin selected WindSync for the 2017-18 season for their superb playing, both individually and in the ensemble. The group will also perform InConcert Sierra’s annual Third-grade Educational performances April 16 for about 500 local school children.

“I love the creative way WindSync selects and arranges literature for themselves such as Ravel’s “Bolero” and Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” — which they’ll perform for our third-grade concerts,” Hardin explained.

“I chose them for the third-grade educational concerts because of their fun and inspirational programs for youth education. It will give students a chance to see some instruments that they’ll be able to choose from when they’re thinking about band.”

For their April 15 concert, WindSync will perform an exciting program including Antoine Reicha’s “Quintet in E flat major, Op. 88 No. 2 (Allegro molto);” Miguel del Aquila’s “Wind Quintet No. 2;“ Jacques Offenbach’s “Overture to a Trip to the Moon.”