Family concert, workshops part of WindSync Music in the Park tour



Invited back after their stunning debut on the Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series in the 2013- 14 season, the young, energetic wind quintet WindSync will return to St. Anthony Park for a Music in the Park Series concert and a number of special performances and outreach activities in November.

Playing exclusively from memory, the Houston-based ensemble engages audience of all ages with creative and interactive concerts that incorporate elements of theater. WindSync musicians are Garrett Hudson, flute; Emily Tsai, oboe; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; and Anni Hochhalter, horn.

The Music in the Park Series concert, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave., will begin at 4 pm., with a preconcert discussion at 3 p.m. The program will feature music inspired by Shakespeare, including WindSync’s own arrangement of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,”music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn and Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.”

Tickets are $30 for adults and $12 for student rush. Order tickets at or call 651-292-3268. WindSync will also perform a special family concert for children of all ages and their families on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. The quintet will take the audience on an exciting musical journey with their program titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” inspired by the writing of Dr. Seuss. The Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series family concert is co-sponsored by St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church. There will be a free-will offering at the performance.

In addition to their concerts, WindSync will perform at St. Anthony Park Elementary School and St. Anthony Park Home and conduct a workshop at Murray Middle School. The group will also perform a Schubert Club Courtroom Concert at the Landmark Center, a Kidsjam workshop and a special performance for families touched by autism.

WindSync’s residency is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, and by Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation, Trillium Foundation, Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, and Boss Foundation.

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