side by side photos of each ensemble - in each photo the five members of the ensemble are standing in a row holding their instruments

Imani Winds and Boston Brass

7 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2025 | Yardley Hall

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Pre-show talk with Dr. Paul Laird at 6 p.m.

This season, two powerhouse ensembles will join forces once again to create a "super band" collaboration featuring the music of the iconic, multi-Grammy-winning musician and composer, Arturo Sandoval. The program will also include music by Khachaturian, Bach, de Falla, and Piazzolla, as well as modern masters D'Rivera and Simon.


  • "Sabre Dance" by Aram Khachaturian
  • "Wachet Auf" by J.S. Bach
  • "Selections from Aires Tropicales" by Paquito D’Rivera
  • "Three Cornered Hat Selections" by Manuel de Falla
  • "Verano Porteño" by Astor Piazzolla
  • "Giants" by Carlos Simon
  • New Work by Arturo Sandoval

Imani Winds

Celebrating more than 20 years of music making, the two-time Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, they are devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events, as well as the times in which we live.

Boston Brass

Since 1986, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience, featuring colorful classical arrangements, burning jazz standards, and the best of original brass repertoire. Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of musical entertainment that bridges the ocean of classical formality to delight regular concertgoers and newcomers alike with great music and boisterous fun.

The quintet has played to audiences in all 50 U.S. states and over 30 countries. Though the band regularly plays as a quintet, Boston Brass also performs with orchestras, concert and marching bands,organists, and jazz bands, and regularly collaborates with composers to create new works for the brass canon.

Arturo Sandoval

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
  • Ten-time Grammy Award winner
  • Emmy Award recipient
  • Six-time Billboard Award winner
  • 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award recipient
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, Grammy Awards, and Billboard Awards.