WindSync is sort of like a boy band with two girls gone to the dark side, and they love to travel. Moreover, they seize every opportunity to chronicle their hilarious escapades on video and post them on YouTube for the whole world to witness their kooky side.
How nutty are they?
This adorable Houston-based no-boundaries chamber ensemble has won the hearts of audiences. Fresh off a national U.S. and Canadian tour — Southern California, Seattle/Vancouver and the East Coast — WindSync is homeward bound (literally) to perform a recital of mostly American originals for wind quintet. Through the music of Aaron Copland, Eric Ewazen, David Maslanka, Billy Joel and others, this somewhat programmatic playbill sketches the country's landscape.
Set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, "Homeward Bound" closes the troupe's performance season in Houston. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, $20 for adults and $8 for children recommended, and can be purchased at the door.
" 'Homeward Bound' is a musical reflection of almost two months on the road across North America," Tracy Jacobson, the group's bassoonist, says. "The program and our interpretation of it has truly evolved over the course of our touring."
Listen to the clip below from a rehearsal in Livingston, N.J., evidence that these instrumentalists aren't shy to exercise their vocal chords.