Award-winning woodwind quintet Arabesque Winds, live in the studio.
Julia Figueras welcomes the Arabesque Winds to the Henry Epstein studio. Recent winners of the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the Arabesque Winds are dedicated to the performance of contemporary wind music. In May of 2009, they represented the Eastman School of Music at the Kennedy Center's "Conservatory Project," where the Washington Post described them as having "skill and depth beyond their years...but it was the unanimity of their ensemble phrasing that took the breath away." Backstage Pass airs Friday, November 13 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1.
Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.