One Thousand and One Nights

with the Chinook Winds and Guest Readers


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The Chinook Winds will partner with local actors, authors, and experts to present tales from the famed classic “One Thousand and One Nights.” In between readings, the musicians will perform a woodwind quintet version of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Chinook Winds CD recording project of this piece (and others) in March. The event will be held at 7pm on Monday, January 21 at Cassiopeia Books.


The readers will be Jamie Ford, Curtis Bobbitt, Stacey Bergquist, Beth Britton and a couple of surprises!


There will be food, drinks, and raffle prizes!
Admission is by donation (suggested: $10)


“The Thousand and One Nights are a compilation of stories from a variety of cultures,” said oboist Lauren Blackerby. “Their humor, imagination, and characters have inspired musicians through centuries. Because Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral version of Scheherazade has recently been arranged for woodwind quintet, we are excited to present one of the most famous and beloved versions of these tales in music…that can fit inside Cassiopeia Books.”


7pm on Monday, Jan. 21 at Cassiopeia Books

Chinook Winds

As the resident wind quintet of the Great Falls Symphony, members of the Chinook Winds Quintet serve as principal players in the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra as well as present chamber music and interactive school programs and residencies throughout Montana and the Northwest. The Chinook Winds have been performing throughout the region since 1992. Their performances have been praised for their excellent choice of literature, technical proficiency, and impressive artistry. In 2015 the Chinook Winds Quintet was featured on the Montana PBS show 11th & Grant With Erick Funk.


The Chinook Winds includes Norman Gonzales, flute; Lauren Blackerby, oboe; Cameron Winrow, clarinet; Madeleine Folkerts, horn; and Dorian Antipa, bassoon.

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