The City of Tomorrow to perform as part of residency

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The City of Tomorrow performs Oct. 18.

KALAMAZOO—Innovative wind quintet The City of Tomorrow will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall as part of a two-day residency.

The residency is a collaborative project with the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, which awarded the quintet first prize in the wind division at its 2011 National Chamber Music Competition. The residency is partially funded by Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society in music, whose primary objective is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

The City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow advocates for the expansion and quality of wind quintet repertoire and performance, all while breathing new life into 20th century classics. They have performed across the Midwest in concert series. The group experiments with lecture-concert formats to bring the audience closer to understanding lesser-known works. This quintet is a touring group with members based in Chicago, New York and Portland, Ore.

The City of Tomorrow is comprised of five musicians: horn player Leander Star performs with the Portland Opera; Amanda Swain, a regular member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, won the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition on bassoon in 2010; flutist Elise Blatchford has toured Latin America with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas along with clarinetist Camila Barrientos, co-founder of Ensemble Electrico, which brings music to remote areas of her native Boliva; and oboeist Andrew Nogal plays with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in its MusicNOW concerts and with the contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente.

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