Host Julie Schuster speaks with Brian Woods, Music Director at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF), and Wendy Hymes, Director of the Intercultural Music Initiative (IMI), about the IMI Chamber Players’ August 4th concert, “Let’s Dance”, part of the WCHOF Music Series. For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

From the WCHOF website:

Enjoy a special performance by the mixed-instrumentation ensemble, the Intercultural Music Initiative (IMI)! The concert features the unique timbres of the woodwind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and french horn, plus music from around the world and audience favorites from the chamber music repertoire. IMI consists of top-notch musicians known for their passion for performing chamber music by lesser-known composers, particularly of African descent and other racial minorities.

The Intercultural Music Initiative has had its roots in Saint Louis since 1994. Responding to the growing call for diverse classical music programming, their enticing IMI Chamber Concert Series integrates new and unfamiliar musical works into the existing performance repertoire and partners with a growing community of interculturally minded artists and educators from around the globe.