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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

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)

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.

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 /mōˈzāik/ (noun):

 1. A picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.

1.1. A colorful and variegated pattern.

1.2. A combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole.
From late Middle English: from French mosaïque, based on Latin musi(v)um decoration with small square stones, perhaps ultimately from Greek mousa ‘a muse.’ (Oxford dictionary)

Our upcoming concert features a colorful musical mosaic, with varied voices of twentieth century and contemporary composers from György Ligeti, writing in 1953, to Liduino Pitombeira and Eric Ewazen, writing in the 1990s, to Gary Schocker and Dana Wilson, writing in the past few years.

We’re pleased that HCC Piano Faculty member Wei-Der Huang will join the Patagonia Winds for this exciting array of chamber music for winds and piano – we hope you’ll be there, too!

Sunday, March 12, 2016 at 4 PM
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

· General Admission: $18
· Seniors (60+)/ Military: $12
· Students: $7 with ID
**Purchase your ticket by midnight one week ahead of the concert to receive the following Advance Ticket prices:
· General Admission: $16
· Seniors (60+)/ Military: $10
· Students: $5 with ID

Buy Tickets Online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10103685/prm/FCMAR12

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