Chopin for Wind Quintet in DC

The wind quintet District5 will present an evening of romantic transcriptions by composer-pianist David Plylar at the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Washington DC Center on April 15. The program is comprised of transcriptions of the complete Chopin Preludes (24 Préludes, Op. 28Prélude in C-sharp minor, op. 45Prélude in A-flat major, op. posthumous). Audiences will get a chance to hear these beloved pieces with fresh ears in a new medium, as Chopin’s music is so idiomatically suited to the piano.

Specializing in original transcriptions and new music, District5 has developed a unique repertoire that showcases the technique, colors, and endless possibilities of the wind quintet. The ensemble is comprised of flutist Laura Kaufman Mowry, oboist Alison Lowell, clarinetist Zack Gauvain, hornist Laura Crook Brisson, and bassoonist Eddie Rumzis. Disctrict5 frequently collaborates with Plylar to present new transcriptions of virtuosic piano and chamber music, and they have plans to create a commercial recording of the complete Chopin Preludes. In addition, the quintet enjoys sharing their passion for chamber music with young musicians through several outreach programs.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Chopin Preludes – Concert

KF’s Washington DC Center
2025 O St NW, Washington, DC
Tickets & Info: thekf.org

[Sources: press release, thekf.org]