Wind Ensemble

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Dr. Timothy J. Robblee, Artistic Director and Conductor

All concerts take place in Armstrong Concert Hall.

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Kristin Kuster

Common Ground

Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, the Wind Ensemble performs Carolyn Bremer’s Early Light, highlighting themes from the Star Spangled Banner. Also featuring guest composer Kristin Kuster’s Interior, John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes—inspired by U2’s Where the Streets Have No Names—and Stephen Michael Gryc’s Masquerade Variation on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev.

 


Wind Ensemble

Plugged!

Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Combining acoustic Wind Ensemble with electronic instruments, this performance features works by Mason Bates, Alex Shapiro, and Steven Bryant.

 

 

 


Jennifer Higdon

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon

Featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Singers

Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Photo by J. Henry Fair

Program includes Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Loco, and Oboe Concerto featuring Shenandoah Conservatory’s Stephen Key.

 


Joel Puckett

Poetry and Dreams

Saturday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Exploring the intricacies of poetry and dreams, Wind Ensemble performs guest composer Joel Puckett’s Shadows of Sirius featuring Shenandoah Conservatory’s Jonathan Snowden (flute). Also featuring guest conductor Karin Fannin and works by David Maslanka.

 

 


Dana Wilson

Aeolian Hall Today

Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Join the Wind Ensemble for a special celebration of the 90th anniversary of the famous Paul Whiteman concert at Aeolian Hall in New York that inaugurated George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Works include legendary jazz pianist Shelly Berg’s arrangement of Lennon and McCartney’s Blackbird featuring Shenandoah Conservatory’s Bob Larson (piano) and Dana Wilson’s Piece of Mind.