Now in its seventh decade, the New York Woodwind Quintet (NYWQ) continues to maintain an active concert presence around the world while also teaching and mentoring the next generation of woodwind performers.
One of the oldest continuously active chamber ensembles in the US, the Quintet has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire. They include Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, and quintets by Gunther Schuller, Ezra Laderman, William Bergsma, Alec Wilder, William Sydeman, Wallingford Riegger, Jon Deak, and Yehudi Wyner. The Quintet has also featured many of these works in recordings for such labels as Boston Skyline, Bridge, New World and Nonesuch.
The NYWQ was Ensemble-in-Residence of The Juilliard School 1989-2015. The NYWQ offers mini-residencies based upon their teaching, seminars, and wind chamber music coaching.
The concert is open to the public at no charge – donations appreciated.
While in Joplin the Quintet will present one educational outreach event at a local school. The appearance of the New York Woodwind Quintet is sponsored, in part, by Richard and Teresa Massa. the Bess Spiva Timmons Foundaton. and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Outreach activity sponsored, in part, by the Rusty Smith Memorial Fund.