Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New PARMA Artists: The City of Tomorrow


Camila Barrientos Ossio (clarinet), Laura Miller (bassoon), Stuart Breczinski (oboe),
Elise Blatchford (flute), Leander Star (horn) 
PARMA is pleased to welcome travelling wind quintet The City of Tomorrow to our roster of artists. COT will be releasing their first in a series of albums dealing with an evolving perception of the Sublime; their first album will focus on the awe inspired by Nature itself. In line with this theme, the CD will be presented in eco-friendly packaging.

The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in over ten years, the City of Tomorrow "plays with an extraordinary sense of ensemble, not just in terms of rhythmic precision but in tone color, balance, gesture, and sensitivity" (Sidney Chen, NewMusicBox). The quintet was formed in 2010 and has since become known for their performances of virtuosic works.

COT have performed together across the U.S. and Canada, making their New York debut in April 2013 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Other appearances during the 2012-13 season included Old First Concerts in San Francisco, New Music Edmonton in Alberta, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.

Check out the video below to see COT performing music from their upcoming debut album to be released in 2015, and stay tuned for updates!

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