October 31, 2017
Writer: Don Sparkhawk
REXBURG-WindSync, an award-winning wind ensemble from Houston, Texas, will perform Friday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg as part of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series.
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The five-member ensemble features the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.
WindSync is the gold medalist in the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition.
The group is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children, members of the community and audiences with disabilities. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, museums, outdoor venues, libraries, hospitals, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.
As the 2013 Music for Autism "Spotlight Artist," WindSync traveled to five cities across the United States performing concerts specifically developed to provide a safe environment for children or individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families.
While at BYU-Idaho, they will conduct a residency with university students.
Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets may be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.