The Con Grazia Wind Quintet collaborated with the Columbia River Brass Quintet for the Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Our quintet featured the debut of a piece by VSO Conductor Salvador Brotons!
Photo by Paul Quackenbush
Wind Quintet with Pirate Doug
Fruit Valley Elementary
July 31, 2010
Friday, November 13, 2009
A fun demonstration of rhythm and tempo at Neskowin Valley School at our May 11, 2005 performance
Neskowin Valley Principal, Doug Immel, preparing for his debut performance with the Con Grazia Quintet on our grand finale - the "Clapping Song"!
What our fans are saying....
April 2012It WAS a wonderful afternoon of music!!
Please extend our sincere thanks to all the musicians
for us. Your music was great!!!
I know the audience enjoyed the music, had a good time, and maybe even learned something too!
We have a wonderful congregation...lots of young families... Love,
Nancy Ann Tice
Northwest Artist Management
Our Children of ALL Ages Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! ....It was such a delightful way to spend our afternoon. I'd forgotten how much I loved just losing myself in music, and was reminded that I need to have more of that in my life again. And to have been transported back to my elementary years by hearing Peter and the Wolf again...there aren't words to express what that meant!
Con Grazia has such an amazing way of interacting with an audience of children. As I said yesterday, I truly believe you influenced a great many children to get involved with music in that hour! Much appreciation!
Principal of Fruit Valley Elementary School
Valse pour l'Echappee Belle by Jean Chatillon
Arranged and dedicated to the Con Grazia Wind Quintet by Mr. Chatillon and performed live, July 31, 2010.
(Ooh-la-LA Concert at Magenta Theater)
Thank you very much for this beautiful
interpretation of my Valse... I am honoured to be played by your ensemble.
Please offer my best wishes to all your friends,
"How 5 instruments can blend so beautifully and play with such passion,
Sent after an Ooh-la-LA Concert
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Con Grazia wind quintet was a big
hit at our preschool! The children were thoroughly engaged and
fascinated with the different instruments and interaction with the
fabulous musicians. The program was age appropriate, fun and
educational. We can't wait to have them back!
May 19, 2010
After our two school presentations on March 10, 2010:
The Con Grazia was FAAAAA....BULOUS at making music relatable to elementary children at Woodstock. You made each instrument come alive with its distinct sound and character. Please play more and bring more musical stories.
Thank you for the treat,
Music Teacher at Woodstock Elementary, Portland
"Explained instruments, their parts and how they sound different. Very student involved! The songs were appropriate for kindergarten...It was an excellent performance!"
Written Evaluation Quote from Kindergarten Teacher, North Plains Elementary, Oregon about November 13, 2009 Young Audiences School Concert
"Con Grazia Quintet Thanks for playing my piece "El Shlomo del Toro". You gave it life, spirit, soul and personality. Victoria, LOVED your improv. YAY!!!
Thank You all for the thrill Ray Pizzi"- visit http://www.raypizzi.com
above from composer Ray Pizzi about the live
recording of his piece, "El Shlomo del Toro"
....Everyone seemed to enjoy your music and the children I talked with were very enthusiastic. Great job!.... Wishing you continued success and lots of joy,
Stacia Sue Gabriel, Neskowin Chamber Music Series This e-mail received after our quintet concert & school residency)
...We enjoyed having you. The kids seemed to enjoy it, and almost all of them could come up with something that they had gained from the experience.
So, just how many jazz pieces have you run across for the oboe? That was at the top of my "what I gained from the experience" list. ;-)
Thanks for coming,
(Linda Oram, band director at Nestucca Schools after our quintet residency)
June 6, 2005