"...Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul."
- Walt Whitman, from a Noiseless, Patient Spider

Gossamer Winds was established in 2005 with the intention of making great music accessible to all audiences and helping the greater Denver community.

Gossamer Winds features Amanda Rusten, flute; Jaime Askvig, clarinet; Katie Smith, oboe; John Richardson, bassoon and Kelli Hirsch, horn.

Our repertoire spans many genres including classical, Latin, standards and pop. We play both music written for woodwind quintet and arrangements of great music.

Gossamer Winds has performed around the Denver area and has partnered with such local non-profits as:

Gossamer Winds has recently participated in the Highlands Garden Cafe Artist Series and the Augustana Arts Jefferson County Chamber Music Festival.