Concert Four

The American Woodwind Quintet: A Musical Journey around America

Saturday, February 10 2024, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 11 2024, 3:00 pm

Victoria “Tori” Hauk, flute
Laura Reynolds, oboe
James Pytko, clarinet & concert director
Jamael Smith, bassoon
Daniel Wood, horn

Avenue Winds takes us on a stirring sonic journey through America. Woodwind quintets paint rich and varied soundscapes from the peaceful Pastorale by Amy Beach and Summerland by William Grant Still to the bustle of New York City in Rubispheres by Valerie Coleman. John Bilotta’s Fire in Spring, William Susman’s Bay-Area-inspired Six Minutes Thirty Seconds, Irving Fine’s folk-infused Partita, and Samuel Barber’s expressive masterpiece Summer Music round out the colorful program.

Summerland, William Grant Still, Arr. Adam Lesnick (4′)
Partita for Wind Quintet, Irving Fine (11.5′)
Un Diario Espanol, Bruce Thompson (3’)
Rubispheres #1-3, Valerie Coleman (16’)


Fire in Spring, John Bilotta (7’)
Pastorale, Amy Beach (4’)
Six Minutes Thirty Seconds, William Susman (6.5’)
Summer Music, Samuel Barber (12’)

Venue: Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos