Concerts from the Library of Congress

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Imani Winds; Photo credit: Shervin Laine

Imani Winds
Photo credit: Shervin Laine

Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Imani Winds
Brandon Patrick George, flute  |  Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
Mark Dover, clarinet  |  Monica Ellis, bassoon
Kevin Newton, horn

Catalyst Quartet
Karla Donehew Perez and Abi Fayette, violin
Paul Laraia, viola  |  Karlos Rodriguez, cello

The Imani Winds, one of the world’s great wind quintets, has been adding new works by under-represented voices to the repertoire for this unique ensemble through commissions and advocacy for over two decades. This performance begins with two such works—an arrangement by Valerie Coleman of Mongo Santamaria’s groundbreaking jazz standard Afro Blue and Jason Moran’s deeply personal Cane, inspired by his own family’s pursuit of freedom. In a special collaboration, Imani Winds will be joined by the Catalyst Quartet in a performance of Roberto Sierra’s nonet Concierto de Cámera. Later in the season you will have the chance to hear another collaboration between these two wonderful ensembles—a performance of a recent work by Jessie Montgomery in a concert featuring the Catalyst Quartet.

MONGO SANTAMARIA/VALERIE COLEMAN

Afro Blue

JASON MORAN

Cane

ROBERTO SIERRA

Concierto de Cámera (with the Catalyst Quartet)

All Fall events for the 2021-2022 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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