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Ying Quarter and Xavier Foley in side-by-side photos

Fabric of Pittsburgh Initiative: Artists Residency Program of Chamber Music Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city of many experiences and cultures. The mission of this artist residency is to bridge gaps, learn from one other, and to bring communities closer together through the power of music.

Ying Quartet and composer/double bassist, Xavier Foley, will be making periodic visits to Pittsburgh throughout the 2023-2024 season, leading up to a farewell performance on April 8, 2024 in the PNC Theatre. These artists and innovators will be working with a variety of students and organizations including Hope Academy, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and Youth Chamber Connection, and Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts School.

We are thrilled to have Artists in Residence Ying Quartet with Xavier Foley closing out our 2023-2024 Mainstage Live Series!

2022-2023 Past Artists in Residence: Imani Winds

Celebrating over two decades of music making, the twice Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.

Present and future season performances include a Jessie Montgomery composition inspired by her great-grandfather’s migration from the American south to the north, as well as socially conscious music by Andy Akiho, designed to be performed both on the concert stage and in front of immigrant detention centers throughout the country.

2022 Imani Winds Masterclasses 

Chamber Day with PYSO, TYPO & YC2
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and Youth Chamber Connection came together with Imani Winds for an afternoon of masterclasses, performance and conversation

Connect with CAPA
Imani Winds engaged with young middle schoolers from Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts School for an inspirational performance, masterclass and Q&A

2022 Imani Winds Performances:

Pittsburgh Performs at City of Asylum
Includes spoken poetry
September 2022

Rodef Shalom 
Jeff Scott Sacred Women
Boris Blacher Concerto for Wind Quintet and Strings
Brahms Serenade No. 1
September 2022 

MainStage Live Series
PNC Theatre December 2022