NCH Chamber Music Series: The Natural World Cassiopeia Winds "Ode to the West Wind"
Giulio Briccialdi Wind Quintet No.1 in D Major, Op.124
Philip Hammond Ho Hum Hill, N.H.
Raymond Deane Pentaprism
Francis Poulenc Novelette in C Major
Valerie Coleman Umoja The First Day of Kwanzaa 1997
Paul Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik Op.24, No.2
Herald spring! Let Cassiopeia Winds breeze you away from your everyday to a gentle sound-world of sonorous classics, coupled with atmospheric works reflecting diverse cultural and historical perspectives of composers hailing from distant continents connected by the flow of the west wind. Enjoy beautiful music for wind instruments from Italy, America, France, Germany and Ireland: reflecting unique perspectives, spanning centuries and representing the very best instrumental writing for winds. Glorious chamber works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn by well-loved composers Briccialdi, Hindemith and Poulenc, alongside evocative music by Americans, Valerie Coleman and Jennifer Higdon and topped off with a World Premiere for Wind Quintet by renowned Irish composer Philip Hammond. Come, catch your breath with Cassiopeia Winds!