Imani Winds and Harlem Quartet at the Hop
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Imani Winds and Harlem Quartet

Passion for Bach and Coltrane

March 31 Ticket Info

Two disparate composers converge.

19/20 Hop Presents

Although divided by centuries and continents, J.S. Bach and John Coltrane share a humanity and spirituality that provide the throughline for this seven-movement, evening-length work. Composer and Imani Winds french horn player Jeff Scott quotes two sublime works—Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, adding his own movements and weaves in the poetry of writer, educator and arts activist A.B. Spellman, who has written powerfully about both composers. Imani realizes this wide-open sound world with the help of the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet and a jazz trio. In tune with Imani’s mission of broadening the picture of who plays classical music and what they play, Passion lets the listener appreciate the contrasts and overlaps between two innovative geniuses.

Over the course of their 20-plus-year career, Grammy-nominated Imani has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection—with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” Imani has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs.

“Chaste baroque music-making and explosive jazz riffs.”

Classical Voice North America

“Finding fertile common ground in the worlds of Bach, Coltrane and Mr. Scott.” 

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