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Jeff Pelletier, Flute
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Lauris Davis, Oboe
Mike Dowler, Clarinet
Nick Anderson, Horn
To be announced, Bassoon
Ventos is the newest and most exciting woodwind quintet in the Vancouver, BC area. Formed in January, 2005 in San Francisco, CA, Ventos has already performed with rave reviews throughout California before relocating to Vancouver.
Ventos was born out of each of our member’s individual passion to share their artistry and inspire others while making great music as a group. Ventos (which means “Wind” in Portuguese) aspires to engage audiences young and old with exciting performances of the classic wind quintet repertoire, transcriptions for wind quintet and commissioning new works for our genre.
As a Canadian ensemble, Ventos also makes every effort to support and program music by Canadian composers.
Ventos is also keenly aware of the importance of keeping music alive in our schools and advocates working with younger musicians through coaching, mentoring, etc. to find their passion for making music.
Ventos was a 2008 "New Music in New Places" grant recipient from the Canadian Music Centre.
New Music in New Places is an innovative concert series presented by the Canadian Music Centre, designed to bring Canadian contemporary music out of the concert hall and into the lives of Canadians.
More Info: Canadian Music Centre | www.musiccentre.ca| 604.734.4622
The Canadian Music Centre is an independent, not for profit, non government agency that promotes and disseminates the music of Canadian Composers.