Music in the Garden: Pure Winds Quintet

Venue: W. J. Beal Botanical Garden
Rain Location: Music Building Room 120

Pull up a blanket or chair at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and enjoy the ambience of music and garden flora during MSU’s free outdoor concert series featuring MSU College of Music chamber groups. Free tours of the garden will begin immediately after the concert, at approximately 8 PM.


Join Pure Winds as they take you on a musical journey across Michigan.  The woodwind quintet will be celebrating the various beautiful landscapes that this state has to offer through a diverse selection of works.  Have you ever visited the picturesque Sleeping Bear Dunes on the coast of Lake Michigan? How about the romantic Bavarian village of Frankenmuth?  Come admire the charming sights of the garden and the sounds of the Pure Winds quintet as we explore these not-so-far-off places that Michiganders call home. 

Pure Winds is a woodwind quintet based in Lansing, MI. They engage audiences in surrounding communities through local residencies, masterclasses, and concerts. The quintet has participated in several outreach programs, including a residency with the Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago, IL and the Educational Engagement Residency Program, a program of Running Start (MSU). Pure Winds also takes music to communities by performing in non-traditional venues, such as Sparrow Hospital and the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. The quintet creates unique concerts for audiences, resulting in new commissions, interactive assemblies, and upcoming

Garden Tour: Plants Important in Human History

The recent history of plants and people are inextricably intertwined. Join Beal Botanical Garden curator Peter Carrington as we examine some of the plants that determined the economies, battles and fashions of our rich human past. Garden tours will take place immediately following the concert.

The MSU Food Truck and Dairy Store ice cream will be on site for the audience to enjoy.

For more information about the Beal Botanical Gardens, including tours call (517) 884-8486 or vist their website.

This event is free and open to the public.

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