April 29 – Bay State Winds


Works for Double Wind Quintet by
Gounod, Schubert, Grainger, and Bernard

Bay State Winds is a chamber wind ensemble comprised of Massachusetts musicians dedicated to a common goal, performing works of the greatest composers at the highest level of artistry. Founded in 2015 by Artistic Director and Conductor Peter B. Lewis, BSW includes elite musicians who come from traditions of excellent music making with Harmonie Transverse, New England Conservatory Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra, Valley Winds, Thayer Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Charles River Wind Ensemble, Cambridge Symphony, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and are former students of the Hartt School of Music, Ithaca College, UMass Amherst, Kent State University, University of Northern Colorado, as well as fellowships with the Cortona Sessions for New Music.

At the center of BSW is the sheer joy that each member has for performing music composed for the chamber wind ensemble. This allows the ensemble to approach both standard and contemporary repertoire with enthusiasm while looking forward to each opportunity to come together and share in the collaborative spirit. With the release of their first recording on Soundcloud, Bay State Winds has been able to share their love of chamber music with a wider audience and keep music for the double wind quintet alive in the wider musical landscape.

The concert is free; all are welcome; an offering will be received to benefit the Music at Trinity series.