Duke Performances

Imani Winds

Tue, Nov. 12 thru Mon, Nov. 18, 2019
Tue, Mar. 17 thru Mon, Mar. 23, 2020


Since its founding in 1997, Imani Winds has been dedicated to expanding the wind quintet repertoire, exploring non-European musical traditions, and recruiting culturally and racially diverse collaborators. The ensemble will be in residence at Duke and in Durham over the next two years, making a pair of visits in 2019/20 and 2020/21. During their first year in residence, the quintet will present two performances in Baldwin: Passion for Bach & Coltrane in the fall and Revolutionary aka The Civil Rights Project in the spring.

During each of its visits for 2019/20, the ensemble will be reading, workshopping, and recording new music by graduate students in Duke’s composition program as part of a joint venture between Duke Performances and the Department of Music, now in its 10th year. The members of Imani Winds will lead master classes with Duke undergraduates and participate in class visits and conversations across campus.

Imani Winds’ residency will also involve significant community engagement opportunities with Durham-based music education programs, public schools, and arts and cultural organizations in downtown Durham.



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