Album Release Party!

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, we invited everyone to Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery in Leelanau County to celebrate with us in the release of our debut album, First Flight. An afternoon of excellent local wine and beautiful local music, it was great to visit with you and share some selections from our album along with some newer things we’ve been working on.


fullsizeoutput_2d99In addition to the award-winning wines and beautiful charcuterie platings from Rove, we were dishing out a Double-Decker Detroit-Style Bumpy Cake from Oryana Community Co-Op.

It isn’t often a local chamber group has the opportunity to create and produce an album. The best part of the party for us, was the opportunity to thank, face to face, many of the people who made our album possible through their donations at our concerts or during last autumn’s Kickstarter campaign.

In our first performance set, we performed colorful quintets:

Shetland Air & Reel — Traditional Shetland, arr. J.T. McKinney
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, & bassoon

Royal Garden Blues — Clarence & Spencer Williams, arr. Ken Abeling
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, & bassoon

The Old Ash Tree — J.T. McKinney
flute, clarinet, bassoon, guitar, & harp

A Fine Winter’s Day — J.T. McKinney
flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, bassoon, & guitar


After more chatting (and cake and wine) we performed a second set of mixed quartets & trios:

Lytlington Tune — S.H. Nicholson, arr. J.T. McKinney
flute, clarinet, & harp

Summer Waltz — Laura Hood
flute, clarinet, guitar, & harp

Seoithín Seo Hó — Traditional Irish, arr. J.T. McKinney
flute, clarinet, & harp

First Flight — Laura Hood
flute, clarinet, guitar, & harp

III. The Night the Goats Came Home — Traditional Cape Breton, arr. J.T. McKinney
flute, clarinet, & harp

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We hope you enjoyed the party as much as we did! If you didn’t have a chance to purchase a copy of the album during the festivities, please stop by our CD table at our next concert. Or you can visit CD Baby any time to order a copy or download it to your preferred device.

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