Quintet Attacca [rebroadcast]

April 12, 2021, 8:00 pm

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This is an encore broadcast from February 23, 2004.

Jennifer Clippert, Flute
Erica Anderson, Oboe
Barbara Drapcho, Clarinet
Collin Anderson, Bassoon
Jeremiah Frederick, Horn

Founded in 1999, Quintet Attacca is one of Chicago’s most dynamic chamber music ensembles. Grand Prize Winner and Wind Division Gold Medal Winner of the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quintet spent 2006-2009 as the Chicago Chamber Musicians’ Professional Development Program Ensemble. Quintet Attacca is also proud to be in residence at the Music Institute of Chicago, offering performances, family programming, chamber music coaching and individual lessons.

Quintet Attacca is an ensemble dedicated to bringing the unique sound of the wind quintet to all types of audiences: to this end, the quintet has played in venues across the Midwest, with extensive programming in Chicago. Quintet Attacca has reached audiences from Italy (at the 2003 Emilia Romagne Festival) to New York (at the Schneider Concerts Series at the New School) to concert halls all over Chicagoland as well as many live broadcasts on WFMT. Recent performances have included the First Monday Series at the Chicago Cultural Center and a residency with Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

Priding itself on its innovative programming, Quintet Attacca enjoys presenting concerts that are both accessible and cutting-edge. Programs have included works that reflect the Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz and Latin influenced works and pieces by many of today’s leading composers. Additionally, five works have been written for the quintet: David Smooke’s Trompe L’oeil, Collin Anderson’s Tangram, Rami Levin’s Dancas Brasilieras and Portrait, and Dana McCormick’s Two Episodes for Wind Quintet. To create balanced and entertaining programs, QA combines the challenges of today’s most intriguing works with gems from the past.

Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.