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High River Gift of Music Launches New Decade with WindSync Concert Featuring Apollo 11 Mission

High River:  Houston-based wind quartet WindSync will bring two intimate, joyful and thoughtfully programmed concerts to High River in early February. Their evening concert, Voyages in Time & Space, opens with a musical exploration of the Apollo 11 mission of July 1969 before moving into the works of Debussy, Offenbach, and Beethoven.

A family matinee performance of Prokofiev’s musical fairytale Peter & the Wolf will bring this children’s classic to life in an enchanting exploration of sound and imagination, with characters in Peter’s world voiced by different instruments in the WindSync ensemble.

Described by the Winnipeg Free Press as a group “staunchly dedicated to pushing the boundaries of wind quintet performance with youthful, pop-rock sensibility,” WindSync has performed at the Met Museum, the Library of Congress, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. They were finalists in the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and recent winners of the Concert Artists Guild and Fischoff national competitions.

“WindSync has an exceptional ability to interact with and connect directly to an audience,” says Michèle Wheatley-Brown, founding artistic director of the High River Gift of Music Society. “As our aim is always to present incredible music while giving our audience insight into what is being performed, we are looking forward to what promises to be an extraordinary concert experience.”

WindSync’s Voyages in Time & Space will be presented at Highwood Golf at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, while Peter & the Wolf takes place at the High River United Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020. For tickets go to High River Gift of Music.

ABOUT THE HIGH RIVER GIFT OF MUSIC SOCIETY

High River Gift of Music is a non-profit society that has been bringing extraordinary classical music to the High River and area community since 2009, featuring performances that bridge cultures and eras to inspire, educate and unite audience members.

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