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The City of Tomorrow comes to CWU, Wednesday, January 31

One of America’s cutting-edge chamber music groups, the City of Tomorrow Wind Quintet will present a concert of music at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31 in the Concert Hall of the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building on the Ellensburg campus.  This concert is free and open to the public.

The City of Tomorrow is a woodwind quintet with a fearless aesthetic and a commitment to 21st-century music. Gold medalists of the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the ensemble has been presented in New York at the DiMenna Center, Trinity Wall Street, Spectrum, and at IN\TER/SECT, co-presented by Bryant Park and Chamber Music America. Their U.S. tours have included prestigious festivals and series, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Michigan, and Red Note New Music Festival in Illinois. The quintet’s work has also been supported by residencies at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. In 2017-18, they will be presented in a West Coast tour as part of the Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival.

The City of Tomorrow’s members are in demand as new music specialists, curators, collaborators, and teachers. As an ensemble, they have recently given residencies at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, Tufts, and Yale. Members of the ensemble can also be heard with some of the finest ensembles in New York and beyond, including Talea Ensemble, ICE, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

In 2015, the quintet began exploring physical movement and spatial relationships in their concert programming. Championing 20th and 21st-century works by Harrison Birtwistle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Julia Wolfe, and others, the quintet uses lighting and choreography to create a seamless and immersive musical experience.

While at CWU, the members of the quintet will work with music students in masterclasses, and share perspectives on their professional lives as active, touring artists.  For more information on the City of Tomorrow at CWU, contact Jeff Snedeker at 963-1226 or snedeker@cwu.edu, or consult their website at https://www.thecityoftomorrow.org/.

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