Music at Mount Pleasant

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. — Concert 4 Blythwood Winds - Flights of Fancy

Tim Crouch, flute
Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe
Anthony Thompson, clarinet
Kevin Harris, bassoon
Curtis Vander Hyden, horn

Elliot Carter                              Woodwind Quintet
Abigail Richardson-Schulte         Nature-inspired ‘emerge’
Selections from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Endre Szervánszky                    Woodwind Quintet

Blythwood Winds is one of Toronto's most sought-after wind ensembles. Founded in 2010, the wind quintet performs at many of Toronto's musical and cultural venues including the Canadian Music Centre, the Music Gallery, Gallery 345, Array Space, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Above all else, Blythwood Winds is committed to the performance of Canadian music. The group was featured in 2015 on the JUNOfest Classical Nominees’ Showcase presented by CBC Music with the Canadian Music Centre in Hamilton, Ontario where they performed Jacques Hétu's Quintette, Op. 13. That spring, the quintet gave a concert at the Music Gallery featuring world premieres by Toronto based composers Kevin Lau and William Rowson. In 2016, Blythwood hosted Hogtown Roundup 2: Toronto Graffiti at Toronto’s Heliconian Hall, premiering newly composed music by Jason Doell, Elisha Denburg, and Bekah Simms. Last spring, they presented a concert of music by female composers, Voices of Canadian Women, highlighted by a premiere by Anna Höstman. In March 2018, they presented another all-Canadian concert featuring a newly commissioned work by Canadian composer Emilie LeBel, and the Ontario premiere of Greg Harrison's Techno/Self.