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Patagonia Winds Goes Virtual

UPDATE: You can watch this concert anytime on YouTube! Enjoy!


We are planning a treat for you to enjoy from the comfort (and safety) of your own home! 

Please join us July 26th at 3pm (see calendar event) as we celebrate two influential women of color in America.


American-born entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker

Our FREE virtual concert for the WMPA Chamber Music Series features “Portraits of Josephine Baker” by Valerie Coleman.


American flutist and composer Valerie Coleman

We’ll also highlight other favorite performances of music by Bach, Harberg, Holst and Gershwin.

This informal concert includes our signature commentary about the pieces plus stories about our musical origins.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association will stream the concert on their YouTube channel. 

Watch the concert

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Vive la Femme!

Patagonia Winds was thrilled to feature music by women composers at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Herndon, VA with two of the composers in attendance!

Our February 16th performances included an appearance on the “Amanda Harberg plays music of Amanda Harberg” concert as well as our feature recital “Vive la Femme!”

Emily, Emily, composer Amanda Harberg, Jay, Tia and Melissa

We were honored to play Amanda Harberg’s “Suite for Wind Quintet” on the concert featuring her music. The 2017 work combines the rich tradition of renaissance and baroque dance suites with her own American voice. To have her in the audience and to know she was pleased with our performance topped off this exciting concert.

Our “Vive la Femme!” recital highlighted wind quintet works by modern women composers Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, Katherine Hoover, and Valerie Coleman.

Photographer David Soltysik’s cherry blossom photos highlight the music of Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda

As part of the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Convention’s tribute to flutist and composer Katherine Hoover (1937-2018), we performed her little-known but delightful 1987 piece Qwindtet.

Our signature piece Three Nature Walks for Woodwind Quintet by local composer Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda featured visual elements in the final movement “Cherry Blossom Path,” with beautiful photography by David Soltysik. We were excited to have Alexandra in the audience and to know how gratified she was with our rendition of her beautiful work.

Valerie Coleman’s dynamic work Portraits of Josephine was also augmented with multi-media elements to highlight the life of American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker.

The iconic Josephine Baker highlighted in music and photos

“Thanks for doing such an amazing job with the “Three Nature Walks,” that was absolutely the best performance of any piece I have ever had. You are an amazing group. It was incredible musicianship! Thank you so, so much.”
– Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, composer

Concerts galore!

We had a great week with a DC school program, our Takoma Park Arts appearance, and our first GroupMuse concert!

The Power of Music: By the People, For the People

Friday, Jan. 31st at 8pm at Takoma Park Community Center

This engaging concert takes chamber music out of the drawing room and to the public! Multi-media visual elements and commentary will draw you into the intimacy of chamber music, with exciting selections from Holst, Amanda Harberg, Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, Valerie Coleman, and Mussorgsky.

We’re looking forward to being back in the People’s Republic of Takoma Park!

Friday, January 31st at 8pm
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

FREE ($10 suggested donation)

Whirling Winds

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 3 pm

The Baltimore Composer’s Forum presents the Patagonia Winds in a program featuring original works by: Garth Baxter, Gavin Brown, Ray Fields, Victor Frost, Ljiljana Jovanović, Harriet Katz, Josh Levin, Janice Macaulay, Jonathan Newmark, Ian Rashkin and Anna Rubin.

St. Matthew Catholic Church
5401 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

Ample free parking

Reception after concert

Admission $15/$10 student

More about the Baltimore Composers Forum

Patagonia Winds 10th Anniversary Season Begins!

The Power of Music: By the People, For the People

The Patagonia Winds starts off its tenth anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring a powerhouse program featuring favorites by Holst, Coleman, and Mussorgsky.

This unique concert event weaves multimedia visuals and performer commentary to draw audiences deeper into the experience of the music, with the intimacy and connection afforded by chamber music.

You can hear the Patagonia Winds at
Howard Community College on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4pm, (see ticket info here)
and at
Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant on Monday, October 14th at 7pm.

Wonders for Woodwinds


Marvel at the virtuosic and lyrical gifts of the woodwind family in this year’s Patagonia Winds concert at Howard Community College on October 21st.

Highlights include beloved quintets by Nielsen and D’Rivera, and audience favorites by Bernstein and Gershwin.

HCC Ticket info

Event page

Concerts at Good Shepherd Mother’s Day concert

We are excited to bring our latest concert program to Northern Virginia!

Please join us May 13th at 6pm at Church of the Good Shepherd.
See our calendar listing for more info…


Patagonia Winds returns to WMPA Summer Chamber Music Series July 23

The Patagonia Winds presents
Quintet: Reimagined

The Patagonia Winds returns to the WMPA Summer Chamber Music Series with an assortment of music you might not have imagined hearing a wind quintet play. From Bach and Mozart to Wagner, Stravinsky and Joplin, this program offers new possibilities for tone color and expression.

Sunday, July 23rd
The Lyceum
Alexandria, VA
FREE admission

WMPA Summer Chamber Music Series website

MOSAIC Concert preview

Join the Patagonia Winds and HCC Piano Faculty member Wei-Der Huang for an exciting array of chamber music for winds and piano on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm in a program titled “Mosaic.”

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