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Wind Sync Makes Chamber Music ‘Interactive’

When you think of chamber music, you probably think of several classical musicians seated on stage, focused intently on their music. But the Houston-based wind ensemble Wind Sync is turning that notion on its head. These rising stars in the classical world are known for taking different approaches to chamber music, including moving around onstage […]

When you think of chamber music, you probably think of several classical musicians seated on stage, focused intently on their music. But the Houston-based wind ensemble Wind Sync is turning that notion on its head.

These rising stars in the classical world are known for taking different approaches to chamber music, including moving around onstage as they perform — and sometimes even doing so in costume. The quintet’s brand of so-called “interactive chamber music” even garnered them a performance at Carnegie Hall last November.

The group makes its Hobby Center debut with a concert this Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. and bassoonist Tracy Jacobson, oboe player Erin Tsai, flutist Garrett Hudson, clarinetist Jack Marquardt and French horn player Anni Hochhalter sat down with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn who asked how the group came together.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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