Dorian Wind Quintet and
Billy Childs

“... Childs draws on a neoimpressionistic palette, with traces of Ravel as heard through the filter of a jazz musician’s ear.” Los Angeles Times

Dorian Wind Quintet will share the stage with leading American composer Billy Childs to present the world premiere of Ecosystems and the return of A Day in the Forest of Dreams premiered in 1997.

Dorian Wind Quintet has commissioned more new works than any other wind ensemble in the history of the genre. It is responsible for nearly 40 commissions by major composers and has premiered 98 scores of new compositions. Its commission of George Perle’s Wind Quintet No. 4 won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1986, making history as the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a wind quintet.

Billy Childs has garnered 16 Grammy nominations and five Grammy awards: two for Best Instrumental Composition, two for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist, and one for Best Jazz Instrumetal Album. Childs’ orchestral and chamber commission credits include Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, Kronos Quartet, among others.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval

Programme Highlights
B. Childs: Ecosystems (World premiere)
B. Childs: A Day in the Forest of Dreams
(Subject to change)

Gretchen Pusch, Flute
Gerard Reuter, Oboe
Benjamin Fingland, Clarinet
Adrian Morejon, Bassoon
Karl Kramer-Johansen, Horn
Billy Childs, Piano

Dom Pedro V Theatre

MOP 300, 250

House Programme PDF

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