The Fabric Of Pittsburgh Initiative:
Artists-in-residence Program Of Chamber Music Pittsburgh

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

Imani Winds will be making periodic visits to Pittsburgh throughout 2022, and will be working with a variety of students and organizations including 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 Imani Winds featured in our 2022-2023 Mainstage Series Lineup!

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 residency

Pittsburgh Performs
Includes spoken poetry
City of Asylum • 40 W. North Avenue • Free!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 7-8:45pm

Rodef Shalom • 4905 Fifth Avenue
Jeff Scott Sacred Women
Boris Blacher Concerto for Wind Quintet and Strings
Brahms Serenade No. 1
Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 7:30-9:30pm

MainStage Live Series
The Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University
Monday, December 5, 2022 from 7:30-9:30pm

credit Bridget McKenna

Masterclasses and Workshops

Chamber Day with PYSO, TRYPO & YC2
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and Youth Chamber Connection come together with Imani Winds for masterclasses, side by side performances and conversation. Photo taken by PYSO’s Bridget McKenna.

Connect with CAPA
Imani Winds engage with young middle schoolers from Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts School for an inspirational performance, masterclass and conversation.