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Energetic woodwind quintet performing March 15

A prize-winning, Houston-based woodwind ensemble called WindSync will perform Thursday, March 15 in Park Rapids. (Submitted photo)

WindSync — a hot, young woodwind quintet — is set to perform for the Heartland Concert Association at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.

The prize-winning, Houston-based ensemble builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. Mixing familiar classical musics, some familiar lighter tunes and interesting stage presentations, these five virtuoso musicians perform exclusively from memory and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.

WindSync is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance and multimedia.

WindSync tours nationally and internationally, appearing at venues including the Schubert Club, Met Museum, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

​WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families and underserved audiences.

Advocates of 21st century musicianship models and community-oriented programming, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival, and the University of Maryland Renegade Series, among others. WindSync has also served as ensemble-in-residence for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Grand Teton Music Festival and the Da Camera of Houston Young Artists Program.

Admission to the Heartland Concert series is by season membership ticket or at the door. For more information, contact Bobbi Zigmant at 732-9293 or Marshall Howe at 218-220-0410 or visit www.heartlandconcertassociation.org.