Part of the Rochester Oratorio Society's Magnificat concert on November 1, 2019 was a performance by the Antara Winds. Over the years, they've also collaborated with the Perinton Concert Band, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, and in concerts at SUNY Brockport, Roberts Wesleyan College, and elsewhere.
Founded in 1982, the Antara Winds are no strangers to our airwaves. They appear annually on Live from Hochstein, playing music of our time to the delight of the audience--both in the Hochstein Perfomance Hall and on our airwaves. Verne Reynolds and Libby Larsen have written works for them, which you can find on their CD, Antara Music.
The concert featured three core players: Diane Smith, flute; Judith Ricker, oboe; and bassoonist Natalya Rose Vrbsky along with guest performers Marcy Bacon, clarinet and Jonanthan Dozois, horn. They're playing John Cheetham's Quintet for Woodwinds, which can also be found on their CD.