Vento Chiaro’s mission is to establish the wind quintet as a virtuosic ensemble through performances of the highest level of artistic expression. From large concert halls to intimate settings, Vento Chiaro has presented concerts in large prestigious venue such as Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood, in Fraser Performance Studio for live radio broadcasts on WGBH, and in more intimate settings for cozy apartment and house concerts. Ensemble members actively engage listeners throughout recitals by sharing their knowledge, thoughts and experiences to offer a deeper appreciation of the music on the program. Vento Chiaro is equally comfortable performing classic quintet standards, familiar transcriptions, and world premieres.


Sample Programs

European Tradition
Danzi, Quintet Op. 56 no.1-3
Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik
Klughardt, Wind Quintet, Op.79
Nielsen, Quintet, Op. 43
Pilss, Serenade
Reicha, Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2

Straight from Vento Chiaro’s debut CD
Bernstein, Overture to Candide (arr. Benyas)
Bach, Italian Concerto (arr. Graham)
Poulenc, Novelette (arr. Emerson)
Zemlinsky, Humoresque
Maslanka, Quintet No. 3

American Composers
Adolphe, Night Journey
Barber, Summer Music
Casinghino, Standing in Seven Corners (for Vento Chiaro)
Ewazen, Roaring Fork
Etler, Quintet 1; Quintet 2
Fine, Partita
Gandolfi, Preludes (for Vento Chiaro)
Hughes, Quintet for Winds No. 2
Maslanka, Quintet No. 1, 2, 3, or 4

French Influence
Bozza, Scherzo
Ibert, Cinq Pieces en Trio
Francaix, Quintet in E
Milhaud, La Cheminee du Roi Rene
Poulenc, Sextet (with guest pianist)
Tomasi, Cinq Danses Profanes et Sacrées

Jazz/Latin/Ethnic Influence
D’Rivera, Wapango; Aires Tropicales
de Falla, Four Spanish Dances
Gershwin, Preludes
Harbison, Quintet
Medaglia, Suite “Belle epoque in Sud-America”; det is die Brasilianer Luft
Resanovic, Drones and Nanorhythms
Schuller, Suite for Wind Quintet
Schifrin, Woodwind Quintet “La Nouvelle Orleans”
Szervanszky, Quintet
Villa-Lobos, Quintette (en forme de Choros)

We also offer programs for children. Go to Educational Outreach for possible programs.