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WindSync to perform at Musical Arts Series on Sept. 26

DURANT, Okla. –  WindSync, an award-winning Houston-based wind quintet, will perform as part of the Musical Arts Series on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Admission is free for all performances of the Musical Arts Series.

The WindSync performance is sponsored in part by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, and a gift presented by Mary Kathryn Hodge in loving memory of Dr. Lee Ball and in honor of his wife, Kate.  Dr. Lee H. Ball was an inspirational professor with profound knowledge in the English Department and touched the lives of many students during his 1959-1991 service to Southeastern. The WindSync performance is dedicated in his memory for his love of music, as he played Horn, and in honor of his inspiration, Kate.

WindSync will be offering a public masterclass for wind students from the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25, in the Fine Arts Building and will present a program to students in arts programs in the Silo ISD district on Tuesday, September 26.

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

Additionally, WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences. Part of the burgeoning creative placemaking movement, the ensemble has recently focused on activating public spaces via music in Houston and in Opelousas, LA. They have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach,” and their concerts for young people reach more than 5,000 students per year.
For more information about this event and or the desire to become a sponsor of the Music Arts Series, contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood, MAS Coordinator at 580-745-2096.