Sylvan Winds group

Winds of Change

The Sylvan Winds are thrilled to make their first appearance at The Cell honoring Elliott Schwartz with his witty tribute to the 2nd Viennese School and also featuring new works by talented and exciting composers, from Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe of Bang on a Can, to Robert Paterson of the American Music Ensemble. Join us after the concert to meet the artists!

The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Experience the sounds and get to know the creators behind the music. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time. Composers will be in attendance, interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Newburgh Institute For The Arts and Ideas, ASCAP, BMI, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Frank J. Oteri circles mostly in wood (2002)
Julia Wolfe on seven star shoes (1985)
Elliott Schwartz Rows Garden (1995)
Daniel Ott Variable Winds (2015)
Robert Paterson Wind Quintet "Klezmeshugeh" (2000/2003-04)