BOREALIS WIND QUINTET WITH PIANIST LEON BATESBOREALIS WIND QUINTET WITH PIANIST LEON BATEShttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/245531Roberts Marshall Auditorium2013-11-10T15:00:002013-11-10T17:00:00
November 10, 3:00PM–5:00PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
The Concert Artist Series at Haverford College presents the BOREALIS WIND QUINTET WITH PIANIST LEON BATES in an exciting program featuring music by Rameau, Lefebvre, Roussel, Thuille, Ravel and Poulenc.
Borealis Wind Quintet and Leon Bates, piano
On Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 PM, the 2013-14 Concert Artist Series at Haverford College presents the BOREALIS WIND QUINTET WITH PIANIST LEON BATES in an exciting program featuring music by Rameau, Lefebvre, Roussel, Thuille, Ravel and Poulenc.
This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium. Ticket prices are $15 (Gen), $12 (Sr), $8 (Stu), $5 (ages 7-17), bi-co free, and free shuttle service is available from the visitors' parking lot. For more information: (610) 896-1011 or email@example.com.
The Borealis Wind Quintet, nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award in the Chamber Music Category, is acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent chamber ensembles. The highest musical integrity, irresistible energy and five-fold charisma distinguish Borealis in the chamber music field. Audiences love their exquisite programming that includes the finest of the classics, engaging commissioned works, opera arias and works for piano and winds.
The Washington Post praised their “sensitive collaborations that have a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air.” Peter G. Davies of the New York Times described one concert as “a polished, elegantly turned performance…each work received lively, expert and musicianly treatment by this skilled and exceptionally talented chamber group.” Joseph Horowitz, also of the New York Times describes “lively communicative readings…the performance was a scintillating one.” The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “they demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.”
A native of Philadelphia, Leon Bates began his formal study of music at the age of six on both piano and violin. While still young, he was recognized for his musical genius and groomed for a concert career. He has developed into one of America’s leading pianists and has earned for himself a place on the international concert circuit. His performance schedule has included dates across the United States, in Canada, Italy, France, Austria, Ireland, England as well as Africa. Performing with many of the major U.S. symphonies, all agree that Leon Bates is a major artist and one of America’s best.
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