School-Day Performance | Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet
"(im)migration: music of change"
June 20, 2021
Two leading chamber ensembles renowned for their joyful educational work join forces for a program highlighting the experience of migration. Catalyst Quartet features alumni from the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition, while Grammy-nominated Imani Winds leads a revolution of the wind quintet.
Performing individually and together, the ensembles will demonstrate their instruments and play music by composers Mongo Santamaria, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Roberto Sierra, and Catalyst alumna Jessie Montgomery. Montgomery’s piece, Sergeant McCauley, tracks the journey of her great-grandfather during the Great Migration. Spirituals and work songs reflect McCauley’s route from Mississippi to the west, then up north, and eventually back to Georgia.
Following the performance, members of the ensembles will participate in a Q&A for attendees.