The Chinook Winds is the resident wind quintet of the Great Falls Symphony in Montana and deliver their art with an energy and precision that astounds the ear and sincere and joyous enthusiasm. They present the Independent Spirits concert, which features talented women composers. You will hear Amy Beach, Ruth Seeger, Joan Tower, Valerie Coleman, and Jennifer Higdon.

Amy Beach who was a prodigy, playing piano and composing at age four. Pastoral for wind quintet reflects her love of nature. The Suite for Wind Quintet by Ruth Seeger is lively, buoyant, conversational music. Joan Tower wrote Island Prelude inspired by an oboist’s exceptionally lyrical playing. It is a rare example of a woodwind quintet that features one instrument as the soloist throughout the piece. Valerie Coleman is the resident composer and founder of Imani Winds. We’ll perform her Tzigane, an imaginative blend of gypsy jazz and indie classical with intricately shifting voices for the entire ensemble. In an homage to Samuel Barber, Jennifer Higdon’s Autumn Music portrays the colors of the season.

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March 15, 2020

2 PM

First Congregational United Church of Christ | 2900 9th Avenue South, Great Falls Montana