Our Kickstarter campaign to release our next album Five Piece Combo is gathering momentum. Before sharing some tour pics with you, we need to thank a big round of recent backers. Our deepest appreciation goes to: Miguel Cantu, Justin Allen, George B. Kopf, Phil Schenk, Andrew Balettie, Patricia Surman (a founding member of Madera from back in the day!), Sidney Steward, Stephen Lucas, Raymond Rowell, Kellie Lignitz, Kevin Winter, Matthew Hiller, Leah Greenfield, Arne Running (whose awesome piece Aria and Quodlibet we performed on our recent tour), Scott Henkel, Rachel Sorgi, Peggy Moran, Matt Starling (who released our first album Five at Play!), Bradley Hardin, John Platt, David Summar, Randall Ray, Cheryl Glitz, Will Clifton, Barbara Dixon, Erin Lensing, Lynette Westendorf, Brandon Kelly, Tyler Mire, John Hackathorn, Drew Zaremba, Steve, Betty Winter, Alison McQueen, Richard Hart, and the one and only founding oboist of Madera, Keith Bjorklund!
With only one week left in the campaign, we appreciate your continued support in backing our project and helping to spread the word!
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that our 2015 Texas Tour was a success! Despite challenges including muscle spasms, sick babies, and hotel coffee, we played seven great concerts and got to share our love and knowledge of chamber music with amazing students throughout the state of Texas. Oh, and audiences LOVED the Don Gillis pieces we played on tour! Here are some photos from our trek to Tyler, Denton, Nacogdoches, Corpus Christi, Kingsville and San Antonio:
Performing at Banter Bistro in Denton
Master classes at Stephen F. Austin State University
Q&A session with students at Texas A&M – Kingsville
Coaching the Pentasonic Winds student quintet at Texas A&M – Kingsville
Rehearsing in the beautiful Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center
Performing to a great crowd at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention
MW on the road!