Catalyst Quartet w/ Imani Winds (Borderlands)
Two leading chamber ensembles join forces for a program that combines their high-energy virtuosity and brilliant programming. The concert features a new work composed by Catalyst Quartet violinist, Jessie Montgomery, that was inspired by her great-grandfather’s experience during the Great Migration in the United States.
Over the course of their 20-plus year career, Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds, has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection—with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry, and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like”, Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs.
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity, and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center, and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The quartet has also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogatá Filarmónica, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
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Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
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