The Young Artists Showcase this week features WindSync, a quintet that attempts to "channel the boy band mentality." Formed at and now in-residence at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, WindSync are in its fifth season as a group.
In 2012, the young ensemble took home the top award at the Concert Artist Guild’s Victor Elmaleh International Competition as well as the Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize. Currently ensemble-in-residence with the Grand Teton Music Festival, WindSync performs creative and engaging repertoire, including many original arrangements. WindSync brought arrangements of popular works by Piazzolla and Bernstein to the Young Artists Showcase studio, as well as wind quintets by Anton Reicha and David Manslanka. On Nov. 19, the group will make its New York debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall.
Anton Reicha: Wind Quintet in E-flat major, Op 88, No. 2, finale and first movement
David Maslanka: Quintet No 3 for Winds, first movement
Ástor Piazzolla: Café 1930 from Histoire du Tango
Leonard Bernstein (Arr. Jack Marquardt): Overture from Candide
— WindSync: Garrett Hudson, flute; Erin Tsai, oboe; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; Anni Hochhalter, horn.
Mozart: G Maj Sonata for Violin, K. 301, coda
— Alexandru Tomescu, violin; Matei Varga, piano.
All music recorded live in the Young Artists Showcase studio.