New Frontiers chamber music concert with the Chinook Winds


The Chinook Winds will present New Frontiers performances as part of the Great Falls Symphony’s Chamber Music Series on Sunday, November 11, 2pm at First Congregational Church UCC and Tuesday, November 13, 7pm at Trinitas Chapel, University of Providence. Single admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. Family passes are $15 and include admission for one student and one adult. Bring-a-friend packages are available online only here and include two adult admissions for $25. Four-ticket passes are available for $45 (adults) and $16 (students). Season passes grant seven admissions and may be purchased for $75 (adults) and $25 (students). All tickets, packages, and season passes are available to purchase online at gfsymphony.org or at the door. For more information, contact the Symphony office at 406-453-4102 or click here.

Chinook Winds begins its season by featuring three premiers by composers Eason, Steinmetz, and Halgrimsson. “We are excited to present another of Adam Eason's quirky, enjoyable new works for woodwind quintet,” says Lauren Blackerby, oboe. This follows our premiere of his Measuring Cups Etudes last year, which quickly became an audience favorite. Eason puts his own creative spin on the traditional quintet form, playing with elements from classical quintet repertoire. One could say that the piece sounds like the love affair between a classical Reicha woodwind quintet... and a video game. Next on the program, the Chinook Winds will perform What’s Going On, by John Steinmetz. This composition is the product of a collaborative project which the quintet was involved in, led by the Phoenix based wind quintet, Mill Ave Chamber Players. We end this program with possibly our most adventurous and challenging repertoire yet: Intarsia by Icelandic composer Hafliði Halgrimsson. A piece so difficult that it took months of detailed work to put together, it offers a soundscape of woodwind "colors" interwoven into complicated – but beautiful – patterns of sound. Because no full recordings of this piece currently exist, we musicians were treated to fascinating sounds we'd never heard from the woodwind quintet!

New Frontiers concert schedule:

  • 2 pm, Sun, Nov 11, First Congregational Church UCC, 2900 9th Ave S

  • 7pm, Tue, Nov 13,Trinitas Chapel, University of Providence, 1301 20th St S

ADMISSION:

Individual tickets $15 Adults / $5 Students

Season Pass $75 Adults / $25 Students (7 admissions)

Four-Ticket Pass $45 Adults / $16 Students (4 admissions)

Family Package $15 (1 student + 1 adult admission)

Bring-a-Friend Package $25 (2 adult admissions) available only online at gfsymphony.org.

Chinook Winds

As the resident wind quintet of the Great Falls Symphony, members of the Chinook Winds 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; Christopher Mothersole, clarinet; Madeleine Folkerts, horn; and Dorian Antipa, bassoon.

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