When you first meet the members of WindSync, you'll be charmed by their youthful zest and easygoing attitudes. But don't let that distract you from the seriousness of their music making, which has generated sound waves locally, nationally, internationally and on social media. Yes, folks, this wind quintet is a YouTube sensation.
The winners of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize have distinguished themselves among classical music ensembles for dramatic and adventurous programing in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities, schools and national parks. The young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.
Since WindSync's inception in 2009 at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, the ensemble has been performing community concerts in various alternative venues throughout Houston. The quintet has also performed in New York's Carnegie Hall, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in China, the Washington Performing Arts Society in Washington D.C. and Minneapolis's Schubert Club, among others.
WindSync presents its soldout Carnegie Hall performance in a debut concert at Zilkha Hall. The program includes works by Ravel, Respighi, Bernstein and Maslanka, plus a premiere of WindSync's own arrangement of Mozart's Fantasia in F minor, K 608.
Watch this video to preview what WindSync is all about: