KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Mariam Adam, clarinet

Conducted by Paul W. Popiel

Clarinetist Mariam Adam is a founding and former member of the twice Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet Imani Winds, and she has maintained an active international touring schedule for more than 15 years. She has performed with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Eric le Sage, Claudio Bohorquez, Simon Shaheen, Kuss Quartet, Gil Kalish, Ann Marie-McDermott, the Zaide Quartet and in such venues and series as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, San Francisco Performances, Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bremen Musikfest, Jazz à Marciac, Colmar Festival and France’s preeminent Folle Journee. Adam has appeared as soloist with the Orchestre de Pau, Sacramento Symphony, the Monterey Symphony, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Prince George Philharmonic and the Appassionato Ensemble in France. As an educator, she has been invited to give master classes throughout the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, London, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, France, China, Singapore and Germany at top conservatories. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Vanderbilt University.

Mariam Adam will perform with the KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul W. Popiel, director of bands at KU. The ensemble has been described by The New York Times as “one of America’s most esteemed concert bands.”

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