Webcast: Imani Winds in Concert in The Greene Space

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds bridges European, American, African and Latin American traditions. In a live webcast, watch this acclaimed ensemble in concert and conversation as they join pianists Roy Eaton and Donal Fox, and bass-baritone Joe Damon Chappel in The Greene Space.

WQXR's Terrance McKnight and Q2 Music's Helga Davis co-host this special evening, part of the Emancipation 150 series.

Watch the archived video webcast in the player below.

Program:

Janice Eteme: What Wondrous Love is This
Roy Eaton: Solace by Scott Joplin
Imani Winds: Selections from the quintet's Josephine Baker tribute, Portraits of Josephine
Donal Fox: Variations on Brahms' DieTrauernde (Fox)
Four Chords from T. J.'s Intermezzi (Fox)
Improvisation on Bach's Prelude in D Minor, Book II, No. 6 (Bach/Fox)
Joe Damon Chappel - Bach's Christ Lag in Todes Banden
Roy Eaton - Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu
Imani Winds - Hommage to Duke

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Comments [4]

Bob Gore from Brooklyn

Last night's event was elegant, informative and thoroughly entertaining. The musicians and co-hosts were superb. My compliments to the creative and production teams and special thanks to Terrance McKnight, a masterful programmer. Possibly NPR or another distributor will pick this up.

Apr. 30 2013 09:30 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

Oops. Sorry for the double post. Slow browser response. Please delete dups and this.

Apr. 29 2013 08:40 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

Ironically, I'd written this comment before some of the mention of teaching musical improvisation to students majoring in other subjects, a la jazz.

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Something I didn't know until a few years ago - across the street from McGill is a school that was once known as Montreal High. A couple of its former students are Oscar Peterson and Maynard Ferguson. It's directly across the street from the old MacDonald Physics Building, where Ernest Rutherford first determined the structure of the atom. A Bermuda Triangle of sorts?
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Glenn Gould was a friend of jazz pianist Bill Evans. Evans recorded one of his albums (Conversations with Myself) using Gould's Steinway CD318. The album was one of Gould's favorite though from what I've read, Gould didn't care for improvisation. I'm not sure what's been played during this webcast is improvisation, considering the intense focus by the player on the sheet music. Perhaps variations rather than improvisation?

As Jonathan Schwartz referred to Louis Armstrong, "Routine the routine."

Apr. 29 2013 08:36 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

Always a pleasure to hear Scott Joplin's music. A guaranteed smile no matter the prior mood. Reminds me of long ago on a bare stage in the theatre in McGill's Arts Building, where someone named Dan Hoffmann (set designer) played Joplin on the upright stage piano. This, years before "The Sting." Thanks for the smile, and the pleasant memory.

Also, thank you Mr. Eaton.

Continuing, shades of Django Reinhardt. No holding back the truly gifted.

Apr. 29 2013 07:21 PM

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