Don’t Miss April 2012 Lively Arts Performances

by Alana J. Mauger

Classical Chamber Quintet Imani Winds Delights Audiences of All Ages

Imani Winds

North America’s premier wind quintet Imani Winds will perform at Montgomery County Community College’s Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Tickets cost $28 general admission, $24 for seniors, $18 for students, and $12 for children under age 12. For information and tickets, call 215-641-6518 or visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts.

Considered one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States, the Grammy nominated musicians have carved out a distinct place in the classical music world with their dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations and inspirational outreach programs.

With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

For more information about Imani Winds, visit www.imaniwinds.com.

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Bobby Zankel Returns to College for Part III of Jazz Project 

Composer Muhal Richard Abrams

Alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel returns to Montgomery County Community College for the third of a four-part performance, “The Wizards of the Saxophone Meet the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Creating a 21st Century Jazz Vocabulary,” on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $28 general admission, $24 for seniors, $18 for students, and $12 for children under age 12. For information and tickets, call 215-641-6518 or visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts.

This performance is made possible by support from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.

This show features the commissioned work Muhal Richard Abrams, an American composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, and jazz pianist in the free jazz medium. Abrams is known for his compression of both contemporary and traditional ideas into lean, elegant pieces.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/bobbyzankelandthewarriors.

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