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Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet

(Im)migration: Music of Change

Feb 18

Performance Dates

  • Thu Feb 18 2021 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The acclaimed Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet present a bold combination of chamber music for winds and strings with (Im)migration: Music of Change. Known for their dynamic performances and innovative repertoire, the award-winning Imani Winds and the Sphinx Competition laureates of the Catalyst Quartet join together for a compelling program by Latinx and African American composers. Catalyst violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery presents a new work inspired by the Great Migration as seen through the lens of her great-grandfather, along with genre-spanning works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Roberto Sierra and Mongo Santa Maria.

Jessie Montgomery will be in residence at the UW as a Mellon Creative Research Fellow.

Dazzling ensemble playing...the whole is vastly more than the sum of its parts.
Washington Post (on Imani Winds)



SANTAMARIA: Afro Blue arr. Valerie Coleman 

VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet No. 1 

MONTGOMERY: Sergeant McCauley 

SIERRA: Concierto de Cámara


International Chamber Music Series generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild​