Friends of Good Music presents Windsync!

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Event Date(s): Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Windsync at St. Bonaventure University

The Houston-based wind quintet WindSync brings its prize-winning sound back to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University for a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8. It is the eighth and final performance in the 2017-18 Friends of Good Music season.

In its ninth season, WindSync builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. It is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance, and multimedia.

WindSync tours nationally and internationally, having appeared at such venues as the Schubert Club in Minnesota, the Met Museum in New York, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2015, WindSync was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s “The Long and the Short of it,” commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

WindSync’s most recent large-scale project is “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Michael Gilbertson that received two performances in 2016. Other premieres include works by Paul English, Garrett Schumann, and Mark Buller. 

WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences. Part of the burgeoning creative “placemaking” movement, the ensemble has recently focused on activating public spaces via music in Houston and in Opelousas, La. The quintet has been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach.” The group’s concerts for young people reach more than 5,000 students per year.

Advocates of 21st century musicianship models and community-oriented programming, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony in Miami, Texas Music Festival, and the University of Maryland Renegade Series, among others. WindSync has also served as ensemble-in-residence for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Ky., the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyo, and the Da Camera of Houston Young Artists Program.

The group appeared in a Friends of Good Music performance at The Quick Center in 2013.

The five members of WindSync are Garrett Hudson, flute; Emily Tsai, oboe; Julian Hernandez, clarinet; Kara LaMoure, bassoon; and Anni Hochhalter, horn.

This performance is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. 

Single tickets for this performance are $20 at full price, $16 for St. Bonaventure employees and senior citizens, and $5 for students. 

For tickets and information, call The Quick Arts Center at (716) 375-2494.

Following this performance, the Friends of Good Music will host a reception for all season subscribers at Doyle Dining Hall in Doyle Hall, the building opposite the main entrance of the Quick Center. Single ticket holders are welcome to attend this reception at a nominal fee of $5 per person.

For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the performance and keep them open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, visit

About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, we believe in the goodness of every person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things.  St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. Named the #5 best college value in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition.

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Regina A Quick Center for the Arts
3261 West State Road St. Bonaventure University Campus
St. Bonaventure , NY 14778
United States
Phone: 716-375-2494
42° 4' 47.6472" N, 78° 29' 4.2756" W
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