Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble , Directed by Dr. Carolyn Barber October 8 | 7:30pm · Kimball Recital Hall

The wind ensemble begins their 2014-2015 season with a study of contrasts, juxtaposing the expected and the unexpected. The concert will have a distinctly American flavor with the works of Ives, Copland, Newman, Forte, and Bernstein seasoned with a dash of international flair from Stravinsky and Schmidt. From a gentle ballad inspired by the poetry of Leah Goldberg to a polka composed to accompany the dancing of elephants in the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus (choreographed by George Balanchine), from a good old-fashioned march to a sonic homage to French Impressionist painting, this program has something for everyone. If you’ve never heard the UNL Wind Ensemble, this is a great opportunity to sample the full range this band has to offer. 

March Intercollegiate (1892?) Charles Ives (1874-1957)
Overture and March “1776” (1903) Charles Ives
Emblems (1964) Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
As the scent of spring rain… (2003) Jonathan Newman (b. 1972)
Fireworks Fantasy, Op. 4 (1908) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Transcr. R. Mark Rogers
Circus Polka (1942) Igor Stravinsky
Homage a Stravinsky (1985) Ole Schmidt (1928-2010)
Impressionist Prints, Gallery II (2000) Aldo Forte (b. 1953)
Slava! (1977/1978) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Trasncr. Grundman

Additional Public Info:
* — General Admission $5; Student/Seniors $3

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