WindSync in residence in St. Paul, Nov. 19 to 23

WindSync Quintet are (L to R): Garrett Hudson, flute; Anni Hochhalter, horn; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Emily Tsai, oboe.Lynn Lane

WindSync in the studio at Classical MPR


November 18, 2015

They play without stands — that means all of their music is memorized. Why? Not just for kicks or to show off, but so they can free themselves to act on stage if needed, to wear costumes and maybe a mask, and to communicate directly with us, their audience.

WindSync are a woodwind quintet like you've never heard or seen, and they're made up of a group of virtuosos who are also just generally wonderful people, too.

We met earlier this year when they played on-air from the Maud Moon Wayerhaeuser studio at Classical MPR, and I am thrilled they are returning for a five-day residency with the Schubert Club. With a free mini concert, a family concert, a special performance for families with autistic children as well as a Music in the Parks concert, this WindSync residency offers something for everyone!

WindSync in Residence with The Schubert Club: Nov. 19 to 23, 2015

Hailed as "revolutionary chamber musicians," the Houston-based wind quintet WindSync will spend five days in residency with The Schubert Club.

Free Courtroom Concert featuring WindSync
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 • 12 p.m.
Landmark Center, Courtroom 317
Free, no tickets required
Plan to arrive early as these concerts often fill to capacity.

Free Family Concert featuring WindSync - FREE
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.
Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church
Program: "Oh, the Places You'll Go"
Returning to Music in the Park Series Family Concerts, WindSync take audiences on a musical and emotion-filled journey in this exciting program inspired by the writing of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy WindSync's arrangement of the much-loved Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. Learn about the sounds of the instruments, the teamwork of musicians, and your own potential to grow, change, and conquer adversity. Congratulations, today is your day!

Azure Family Concert for Families Touched by Autism featuring WindSync
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 • 11 a.m.
Landmark Center
Azure Family Concerts are inclusive, interactive concerts specifically aimed at accommodating individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. These sensory-friendly experiences allow audience members to enjoy an enriching concert experience with sensory tools provided. Examples include dimmed lighting, noise-canceling headphones, fidgets, and scarves. In addition, social stories are available with information about the concerts and Landmark Center. Parents, family members and caregivers are welcome. Tickets are required for everyone under the age of 18. Free for parents and chaperones; $5 at the door or $3 in advance. Learn more here:

Music in the Park Series presents WindSync
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 • 4 p.m.
Pre-Concert Talk at 3 p.m.
St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul, Minn.
PROGRAM: "Something about a Rose: Inspired by Shakespeare"
Scherzo, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Opus 61 — Felix Mendelssohn, arr. WindSync
Winter Music — Adam Schoenberg
"Exit Music (for a film)" — Radiohead, arr. WindSync
Suite from Pulcinella — Igor Stravinsky, arr. WindSync
Suite from Romeo and Juliet — Sergei Prokofiev
Suite from West Side Story — Leonard Bernstein, arr. WindSync