Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet in Concert
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Adult Tickets (based on seat location):
• Category A: $75.00
• Category B: $60.00
• Category C: $40.00

Students with ID and Youth 18 and Under: $10.00

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet in concert on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Two leading contemporary chamber ensembles join forces for an absorbing program highlighting the experience of migration. Transforming ancestral stories into music, the Catalyst Quartet and Imani Winds perform “(im)migration: music of change”.

“(im)migration: music of change” features music written or inspired by migrants and immigrants from the African and Latin diaspora. The evening includes Imani Winds performing an arrangement of Cuban composer Mongo Santamaria’s popular Jazz standard “Afro Blue,” while the Catalyst Quartet performs “Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint” by Florence B. Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, as well as the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.

The ensembles join for “Concierto de Cámara” by American composer Roberto Sierra and “Sergeant McCauley,” a new work by composer and former Catalyst violinist Jessie Montgomery that tracks the journey of her great-grandfather during the Great Migration.

Montgomery’s “Sergeant McCauley” is inspired by personal family stories of the African-American migration during the early 1900s, around the time of World War I, from the lens of her great-grandfather. It strings together spirituals and work songs that reflect Sergeant McCauley’s route from Mississippi to the west, then up north, and eventually back to Georgia.

In November 2020, the Moss Arts Center produced a New York City-based streaming educational matinee performance by Imani Winds and the Catalyst Quartet that was also broadcast by presenters in New York state and Seattle, Washington. This is the first in-person performance at the Moss Arts Center for both groups

Tickets range from $40.00-$75.00 depending on seat location and $10.00 for students with ID and youth 18 and under.

To purchase tickets online, visit:

Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Moss Arts Center Box Office Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and by phone at 540-231-5300.

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street for $5.00. Payment must be made in cash at the time of entry.

In accordance with current Virginia Tech university policy for indoor events, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Moss Arts Center are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

For more information, visit: or or or call 540-231-5300.
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