Wind Quintet Calico Winds at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
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All offers for Calico Winds have expired.
The last date listed for Calico Winds was Sunday February 28, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB:
- Full Price:
- $32.50 - $82.50
- Our Price:
- $16.25 - $41.25
Five mini-musicals take you on a thrilling ride through the songs that made the Gershwin brothers the most successful songwriting team in musical history in 'S Wonderful. This musical features more than 40 of the Gershwins' classic hits, including "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Shall We Dance," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Rhapsody in Blue." A series of charming vignettes, set around the globe between 1924 and the present, serve as the backdrops for this spirited homage to the golden age of musical theater. It's nostalgic, it's exciting -- it's 'S Wonderful. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Calico Winds brings refreshing lightness to music that is too often bellowed…the quintet’s suave phrasing, lively articulation and rhythmic buoyancy are a delight!” —Gramophone
Calico Winds is a Southern California-based ensemble that blends top-notch playing, great music and an appealing atmosphere. Their performances include many musical styles and are enjoyable for the whole family, including tunes from Bach to Frank Zappa. The members of the ensemble build a natural easygoing rapport with the audience by speaking about the music. They took the name “Calico” to reflect the many colors and textures offered by the sounds of the wind quintet. When they first got together, the members of Calico Winds wanted to be a breath of fresh air in the world of chamber music. They wanted to be the antithesis of stuffy, the opposite of austere. So they posed for publicity photos on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, shared their recipe for a potent rum- and gin-laced “Calico Tea” and distributed the “top 10 reasons to book Calico Winds,” including “These five babes will blow you away.” But they never abandoned being serious about their music.
“We had this idea that we wanted to do something to distinguish ourselves from other groups,” said Kathryn Nevin, who plays the clarinet in Calico Winds. They look for pieces that aren’t commonly played, seek out nontraditional arrangements and commission still others. “We work hard to make sure the arrangement works in an artful way for the instrument.”