Zephyrus Woodwinds - Rarely Heard Diverse Voices
Come hear the 20th century's answer to the classical string quartet: the excitement and power of the modern woodwind quintet. Brash and spirited, Zephyrus Woodwinds sets sail from the Classical era to embark on the 20th century's free-spirited excursions, using modern instruments from the center of the orchestra (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn).
From the avant garde to the lyrical, disruptive to pastoral, Latin folk and American hymnody, Zephyrus Woodwinds will be highlighting lauded composers who arent celebrated enough, performing a multi-cultural array of works, including by two contemporary female composers. The pieces will sing the bluesy tones of Summerland,dance the Cuban Danzón, explore medieval miniatures written for a 1939 film, celebrate the spirit of Kwanzaa, and visit an American Methodist Meeting House. Some works may be a surprising bravura, a colorful stroll on a busy boulevard, a peppery dance, or a wistful gambol, and you may find yourself greeting an unexpected friend. It will definitely be an adventure to relish and share.
Profits from his concert, and the entire Second Sundays Concert Series 2019, (though October) go to three wonderful causes: Canine Companions for Independence, which empowers people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support; Nature in the City, which engages residents in butterfly, bee, and wildlife habitat restoration projects in their San Francisco neighborhoods; and the Young Womens Choral Projects of SF, which transforms girls lives through choral music education and performance.
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