Don't miss this homecoming for the Winnipeg native who makes up one fifth of the award winning quintet in town to open the  the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg's 2015/2016 concert season.

On Sunday afternoon, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg launch this season's concert series with a wonderful award winning quintet called WindSync.

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is an energetic wind quintet internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, the Houston based ensemble focuses on building a connection with audiences through adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Critics and audiences alike rave about programs that expand the wind quintet repertoire with newly commissioned works written for WindSync as well as a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks. These five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.

WindSync's 2014-15 season features a cross-continental journey with more than sixty performances spread over thirty US States and Canada. Select highlights include: Holiday concerts in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; a family concert for the Midland Symphony (MI); and combination concert/educational residency engagements for the University of Nevada/Reno, Adelphi University (Garden City, NY), Joplin Pro Musica (MO), Pamlico Musical Society (NC) and a return to the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, KY.

Sunday afternoon, the journey brings them here to Winnipeg which just happens to be flutist Garrett Hudson's home town. Recognized by the Winnipeg Free Press for "shaking up the classical music world", Garrett is known for his charismatic stage presence and highly personal voice on the flute. The young Canadian's roots lie in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he emerged at the age of 16 in a solo debut with the Winnipeg Symphony. Before embarking upon a dynamic career as an international soloist, instructor, orchestral and chamber musician, Garrett held positions in some of North America's leading professional training orchestras including the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and l'Orchestre de la Francophonie in Montreal, Quebec and participated in other world-class training programs such as the Young Artists Program through Ottawa's National Arts Center. Garrett has been with WindSync since 2009.

Watch this great video piece on WindSync below!


Tune in Saturday morning at 11:30 AM on The Morning Blend with host Simeon Rusnak. Garrett Hudson will also be joined by one more member of WindSync for the interview.