Wind Ensemble


Damon S. Talley, Artistic Director and Conductor

Wind Ensemble Subscription Package

All concerts take place in Armstrong Concert Hall.

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America 1963

Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m.

Guest Composer Adolphus Hailstork

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Birmingham Church Bombing, and major moments in the Women's Rights Movement ... the Wind Ensemble contemplates a turbulent American year and its legacy with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Emblems, Shenandoah faculty member Tom Albert’s November Valedictory, Adolphus Hailstork’s American Guernica, Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, and LoPresti’s Elegy for a Young American.

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American Voices

Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m.

Guest Composer Carter Pann
Featuring a world premiere by Shenandoah Conservatory student Doug Farrell, the Wind Ensemble also delivers Carter Pann’s Slalom and Three Embraces and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

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Pulitzer Prize Composer Series: Kevin Puts

Combined Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.

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Shenandoah Treasures

Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

Guest Conductor Shanti Nolan
Showing off the homegrown talent of Shenandoah Conservatory, the Wind Ensemble performs the world premieres of alumnus Julian Crowhurst’s Six Significant Landscapes and alumnus Bryce Fuhrman’s Singularity. Guest conductor Shanti Nolan joins a concert that also features faculty members Ryan Romine (bassoon), Timothy Roberts (saxophone), and David T. Little’s raw power and East Coast Attitude.

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Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.

Guest Artist Eric Huebner, piano

Celebrated pianist Eric Huebner (from the New York Philharmonic) joins the Wind Ensemble to perform Igor Stravinsky’s Octet and Concerto for Piano and Winds. The concert also features Richard Strauss’ Weiner Philharmoniker Fanfare, Ernst Toch’s Spiel fur Blasorchester, and Florent Schmitt’s Dionysiaques.

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Andriessen 75: La Girò

Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

Guest Artists Monica Germino and Aeolus Quartet

Featuring the Shenandoah EDGE Ensemble and guest artists Monica Germino and Aeolus Quartet, Shenandoah Conservatory is proud to celebrate the 75th birthday of acclaimed composer Louis Andriessen. Featuring Derek Bermel’s Ides March, faculty member Ruby Fulton’s Junk Pop, a world premiere by Alexandra Gardner, and Andriessen’s Bells for Haarlem, Hout, and the regional premiere of La Girò.

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