Oberlin College and Conservatory

Imani Winds with cellist Seth Parker Woods, pianist Cory Smythe, and actor Michael Braugher '14

Thursday, March 7 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

The Oberlin-alumni founded woodwind quintet Imani Winds collaborates with cellist Seth Parker Woods, pianist Cory Smythe, and actor Michael Braugher '14 in a program anchored by Jeff Scott’s Fallen Petals of Nameless Flowers, which tells the stories of four Michiganders who were sentenced to life without parole as juveniles. 

Text for the work features poetry by Robert Laidler based on the lived experiences of the four men, now in their 40s and 50s, who were handed mandatory sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole while in their teens, and released only after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional. 

There will be a preconcert panel discussion beginning at 6:45 p.m. in Warner Concert Hall.  

In-Person Only. Free admission. No tickets required.

Damien Geter I Said What I Said

Carlos Simon Giants
   Bessie Smith
   Cornel West
   Herbie Hancock

Andy Akiho BeLoud, BeLoved, BeLonging

Billy Taylor I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Jeff Scott Fallen Petals of Nameless Flowers

Imani Winds
Brandon Patrick George '08, flute
*Mekhi Gladden, guest oboe
Kevin Newton, horn
Mark Dover, clarinet
Monica Ellis '95, bassoon

*personnel for this program


Conservatory visitors are asked to enter the complex through either Bibbins Hall’s east entrance (off College Place, across from the Oberlin College Bookstore) or the Conservatory Lounge’s west entrance (off S. Professor St., adjacent to the Conservatory Pond). All other entrances will be closed to the public.


Event Type

Arts, Music, Signature Programs, Black History Month


Administrative, Conservatory of Music, Concert Production, Academic, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds Brass and Percussion, Theater


Free admission. No ticket required.



Photo Alternate Text

Imani Winds portrait of five woodwind quintet members

Contact Person

Concert Production

Contact Phone Number

(440) 775-8610

Contact E-mail Address


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