[Throwbacks.] II. Winds Upon a String.

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After being haphazardly placed into an ensemble together at the beginning of their WindsUponAStringfreshman year of college, Linehan scholars Aimee Raechel and I formed Winds Upon a String, which marked the beginning of an adventure of musical fun and exploration.
Winds Upon A String… (formerly WindStroke) rehearsals always include randomness, laughter, improvisation, and epic brainstorming, resulting in performances that are always a hute–and super flarptastic!

Our greatest privileges thus far have included the opportunity to perform for a luncheon held in honor of Marin Alsop, internationally acclaimed conductor and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and to provide background music for a black-tie celebration in honor of Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III‘s 20th year as President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, MD.

More recently, we commissioned the compostision WindStruck, by our friend and colleague Jennifer N. Roberts, which we premiered in 2012.

You can email us at windsuponastring@gmail.com for more information about us!

[Throwbacks.] I. Flute, harp, and composer.

WindsUponAString and JennOnce upon a time (2012, to be exact), a flute and harp duo called Winds Upon a String (featuring me and harpist Aimee Raechel) commissioned our lovely classmate, composer, and friend Jennifer N. Roberts to write us a piece to perform at the 2012 annual Linehan scholars dinner.

The piece that resulted, WindStruck, was inspired by tango and Finnish heavy metal.  Go check it out, here!