The Borealis Wind Quintet returns to the CMSOB concert series after fifteen years, and we are excited about welcoming them back and also introducing this widely known ensemble to new Lehigh Valley listeners. Maybe it is the Moravian tradition of trombone choirs that provides local audiences with a practiced ear for the wind repertoire and a deep appreciation for its purveyors. This group is one of the best. Although the quintet aptly compares itself to the aurora borealis in deed as well as name, describing its own musical output as “a brilliant array of sparkling color and magic” (with a Grammy nomination to support the boast), its name, of course, derives from Boreas, the name the Greeks bestowed on the god of the cold north wind. This wind ensemble does, indeed, blow in from our north—New York and New England—though tours since its 1976 founding have circled the nation many times.