|Borealis Wind Quintet with Leon Bates, pianist, Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 3 PM|
The Borealis Wind Quintet, comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, combines innovative programming and a lively, effervescent style to charm audiences of all ages. Since its founding in 1977 at the Juilliard School, this "exceptionally talented" group has won numerous awards and been praised for its "scintillating performances."
Pianist Leon Bates has been hailed as "an artist of powerful impact" and a "formidable pianist and virtuoso." He has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Los Angeles orchestras, among others; his current performance schedule includes dates across North America, Europe, the U.K. and Africa.