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Bagatelles

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Thursday, Mar. 10 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

Bagatelle: a short, unpretentious piece of instrumental music.

Houston’s wind quintet brings their 2021-2022 touring program home in this concert featuring some of the most dramatic and whimsical masterworks in the wind quintet genre. The six bagatelles by Gyorgy Ligeti combine dark humor with touching folk melodies and avant-garde sounds. Beethoven, perhaps the most famous composer of bagatelles, is represented through his Quintet in E-flat, Op. 4. The concert will also feature a movement from Viet Cuong’s Flora, a new commission for WindSync inspired by the composer’s garden. Called “alluring” and “wildly inventive” by The New York Times, and “irresistible” by the San Francisco Chronicle, composer Viet Cuong’s music has been commissioned and performed on six continents by such high-profile groups as the New York Philharmonic, Eighth Blackbird, So Percussion, and the Minnesota Orchestra, among many others.

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