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December 11, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Imani Winds

Tulane University, Dixon Hall

Pre-performance lecture at 6:30 p.m. and online


  • Brandon Patrick George, flute

  • Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe

  • Kevin Newton, French horn

  • Mark Dover, clarinet

  • Monica Ellis, bassoon



A celebration of composers of color


I Said What I Said  | Damien Geter 

Giants  | Carlos Simon

Kites | Paquito D’Rivera, trans. Valerie Coleman

Terra Incognita | Wayne Shorter

BeLoud, BeLoved, BeLonging  | Andy Akiho 

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free | Billy Taylor arr. Mark Dover 

“Imani’s performance was brilliant — intense, dynamic and wildly colorful.”

– Oregon Live

Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices. Friends of Music is pleased to present the Imani Winds for the third time.

Imani Winds is represented by Arts Management Group, Inc., 130 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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