Damon S. Talley, Artistic Director and Conductor
Wind Ensemble Subscription Package (six concerts)
All concerts take place in Armstrong Concert Hall.
Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
The season kicks off celebrating the anniversaries of historic composers whose music continues to inspire contemporary compositions: Debussy’s Hommage a Rameau, Gershwin’s Piano Prelude No. 2, Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canon Duodecimi Toni, Guy Woolfenden’s Suite Francaise for Wind Septet, Kathryn Salfelder’s Cathedrals, and Donald Grantham’s Fantasy Variations.
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Composer Zack Stanton visits Shenandoah for the world premiere of his composition Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble, featuring doctoral candidate Silvan Negrutiu on piano. Guest conductor Tim Zabel rounds out this exciting concert.
Preludes and Fugues
Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Guest conductor Paul Noble returns to campus to join an all-star lineup of faculty soloists that includes Doris Lederer, Donovan Stokes, Jan Wagner, Earl Yowell, and Garrick Zoeter for works by Leonard Bernstein, William Walton, Gabriel Pierne, Frank Martin, and Percy Grainger.
An Evening with William Bolcom
Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-concert Talk at 7:15 p.m.
Join Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom for an exclusive chat right before an unforgettable concert experience. Featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera program, and faculty soloists!
Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
The Wind Ensemble celebrates composer Benjamin Britten’s centenary with The Sword in the Stone, guest starring the Faculty Wind Septet, and Courtly Dances from Gloriana. The Faculty Brass Quintet also joins the collaboration in a concert featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, Paul Dukas, and more.
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
The season culminates with a tour-de-force concert featuring the world premiere of Junk Band, a dynamic new composition by acclaimed young composer Dan Visconti; John Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne, featuring celebrated violinist and faculty member Akemi Takayama; and David Maslanka’s stunning Symphony No. 4.