Chamber music is often described as a conversation between musicians. Performing without a conductor, each instrument contributes its own unique twist and perspective to the central theme while the musicians work together in shifting roles to keep the piece aloft and in motion. The members of Manitou Winds are excited about this conversation and are eager to share it with audiences.

With its home base in Leelanau County, Michigan, Manitou Winds began with a small rehearsal on May 28, 2014. Jason had been searching for IMG_3104a local opportunity to perform chamber music to no avail, and so he put out an appeal to his instrumentalist friends. Since that first, humble rehearsal, the group has burgeoned into a thriving ensemble while amassing an impressive repertoire spanning centuries and myriad genres.

Seldom performing solely as a wind quintet, the group enjoys breaking off into many different configurations aided by the multi-instrumentalists within the ensemble. Often exploring uncharted genres and shedding spotlight on new or obscure composers, ensemble members also invent repertoire through their own arrangements and compositions. Audiences are assured of hearing unique music not to be found elsewhere.

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