Concerto of Intercultural Collaboration

We're excited to announce our newest collaboration pairing us with trail-blazing American composer Jonathan Russell. Active as a composer, clarinetist, and conductor, Mr. Russell’s track record is representative of the beliefs and ideals of the Bando/Wintringham Duo. Additional project collaborators include Mark Scatterday and the Eastman School of Music, Astral Artists, an organization that boasts a long history of fostering incredible musical and educational experiences in the greater Philadelphia area, and the Japan Foundation.

Russell’s creation of a new, original work will allow him to apply his innovative style both artistically and idiomatically to the saxophone. Our project allows us direct involvement in the compositional process, with the influence of both Japanese and American musical culture. With very few double saxophone concertos in existence, we are excited for the potential collaborations this work will facilitate in the saxophone community. In our pursuit of a significant community impact, we are thrilled to partner with Mark Davis Scatterday and the Eastman Wind Ensemble for the premiere of this new work. Dr. Scatterday and the EWE have long since represented the wind ensemble medium and its inherent pathway to innovation and the creation of new works.

The world-premiere performance of Jonathan Russell’s double-concerto, Fantasy on Five, will take place on May 2nd, 2016, during the final concert of the EWE’s season in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

***Update***
World premiere performance is posted on YouTube!

(L-R) Chien-Kwan Lin (Prof. of Saxophone, Eastman School of Music), Jonathan Russell, Kuninobu Bando, Jonathan Wintringham

(L-R) Chien-Kwan Lin (Prof. of Saxophone, Eastman School of Music), Jonathan Russell, Kuninobu Bando, Jonathan Wintringham