Borealis Wind Quintet and piano

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Foy Concert Hall

This is a free concert!

  • Beethoven: Quintet in Eb for Piano and Winds, Op 16
  • G. Briccialdi: Woodwind Quintet, “Potpourri Fantastico
  • Jay Unger: “Ashokan Farewell”, arranged by D. Wagne
  • Milhaud: Wind Quintet, “La Cheminé e du Roi Rene”, Op 20
  • Poulenc: Sextet, FP 100

The Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet is acclaimed  as one of America’s preeminent chamber ensembles. The highest musical integrity, irresistible energy and five-fold charisma distinguish Borealis in the chamber music field. Audiences love their exquisite programming that included the finest of the classics, engaging commissioned works, opera arias and works for piano and winds. Peter G. Davies of The New York Times described one concert as “a polished, elegantly turned performance…each work received lively, expert and musicianly treatment by this skilled and exceptionally talented chamber group.”

Pianist Margaret Kampmeier, Artistic Director and Chair of the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program, enjoys a varied career as a soloist, collaborative artist and educator. “Envy any composer who secures Kampmeier’s services. Here is an artist with astounding technique, dramatic intensity and clarity of purpose” (San Francisco Chronicle). This is a free concert!