Wind Ensemble Tour to IRELAND 2017
May
15
May 24

Wind Ensemble Tour to IRELAND 2017

The UMass Wind Ensemble performs concerts in Cork, Killarney, Galway, and Dublin on their first international performance tour. Repertoire to be selected from the following:

Danza Final from "Estancia" - Ginastera, trans. Johns (ARGENTINA)

Spiel - Toch (GERMANY)

Suite Francaise - Milhaud (FRANCE)

Irish Tune from County Derry - Grainger (IRELAND)

Old Wine in New Bottles - Jacob (ENGLAND)

Gloriosa - Ito (JAPAN)

Candide Suite - Bernstein (USA)

Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa (USA)

Symphony Band - "O Fortuna"
May
1
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band - "O Fortuna"

Symphony Band performs music that explores fate, celebration, dance, and love in three powerful pieces.  They close their season with a tour-de-force transcription of Orff's masterwork, Carmina Burana.  *Shared concert with the UMass Percussion Ensemble.

Illyrian Dances - Woolfenden (David Morris, conductor)

Blessed Are They - Brahms, arr. Buehlman (Matt Sypek, conductor)

Carmina Burana - Orff, arr. Krance 

Wind Ensemble - "Bon Voyage"
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble - "Bon Voyage"

The UMass Wind Ensemble's preview performance of their IRELAND 2017 TOUR, featuring a wide variety of international music.  

Danza Final from "Estancia" - Ginastera, trans. Johns (ARGENTINA)

Spiel - Toch (GERMANY)

Suite Francaise - Milhaud (FRANCE)

Irish Tune from County Derry - Grainger (IRELAND)

Old Wine in New Bottles - Jacob (ENGLAND)

Gloriosa - Ito (JAPAN)

Candide Suite - Bernstein (USA)

Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa (USA)

Symphony Band - "Ceremonies"
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band - "Ceremonies"

The UMass Symphony Band explores ceremonial music from various cultures. 

Pageant - Persichetti (Matt Sypek, conductor)

Bali - Colgrass

Elegy - Chance

La Fiesta Mexicana - Reed

 

Wind Ensemble "David Morris Graduate Recital"
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

Wind Ensemble "David Morris Graduate Recital"

Graduate Conducting Student David Morris leads the UMass Wind Ensemble in the culminating project of his Master's Degree.

Procession of the Nobles - Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Leidzen

Suite Francaise - Milhaud

Adagio para orquestra de instrumentos de viento - Rodrigo

Riften Wed - Giroux

March from "Symphonic Metamorphosis" - Hindemith

32nd Annual UMass Honor Band Festival
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

32nd Annual UMass Honor Band Festival

The 32nd Annual UMass Honor Band Festival continues this year with another outstanding composer-in-residence and a separate day-long track for middle and high school music educators.  Steve Danyew, Rochester-based wind and choral music composer, will be the special guest. High School Honor Bands and the UMass Wind Ensemble will perform.

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band "Swingin' with Spirodopoulos"
Dec
9
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band "Swingin' with Spirodopoulos"

The UMass Concert Band, conducted by Timothy Todd Anderson, opens the concert. World-class trombone soloist and UMass faculty member Greg Spirodopoulos performs a brand new trombone concerto during the second half with the UMass Wind Ensemble. Come experience the energy and rhythm of these jazz- and dance-inspired pieces! 

CONCERT BAND 

"Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet - Prokofiev, Arr. Harding, ed. Anderson

First Suite in E-flat - Holst (David Morris, conductor)

March: Pride of the Wolverines - Sousa, ed. Fennell

Chorale and Shaker Dance - Zdechlik (Matthew Sypek, conductor)

Undertow - Mackey

 

WIND ENSEMBLE

Three City Blocks - Harbison

Concerto for Trombone - Wilson (Greg Spirodopoulos, trombone)

Danzon No. 2 - Marquez, arr. Nickel

 

Symphony Band - "Location, Location, Location"
Dec
7
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band - "Location, Location, Location"

The travel theme continues when Karen Atherton leads Symphony Band once more in some wind band favorites. *Shared concert with the UMass Percussion Ensemble.

Gavorkna Fanfare - Stamp

Shadow Falls - Giroux

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo - Arnold, arr. Paynter (Matt Sypek, conductor)

Colonial Song - Grainger

Zion - Welcher (David Morris, conductor)

Padstow Lifeboat - Arnold

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band - "Take Me Away!"
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band - "Take Me Away!"

The UMass Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band open their 2016-2017 season with music that encourages you to travel. Symphony Band opens the concert with a journey across America and the Wind Ensemble takes you "away" to exotic Greece, Scotland, Bohemia, and... South Carolina (with electronics). Karen Atherton conducts Symphony Band.

SYMPHONY BAND

Slava! - Bernstein

Shenandoah - Ticheli (Matt Sypek, conductor)

American Hymnsong Suite - Milburn

Colorado Peaks - Wilson (David Morris, conductor)

George Washington Bridge - Schuman

Americans We - Fillmore

 

WIND ENSEMBLE

Aegean Festival Overture - Makris

Hill Song No. 2 - Grainger

Rusty Air in Carolina - Bates

Musica Boema, Op. 137 - Lukas 

Annual Multibands Concert
Sep
30
7:30 pm19:30

Annual Multibands Concert

Multiband Pops will, as always, be at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass Amherst campus, showcasing 15 of our large and small ensembles.

Featuring the Minuteman Marching Band, UMass Dancers, and non-stop performances by Wind, Brass, Jazz, Orchestral, Percussion and Choral Ensembles. 

Symphony Band "American Journey"
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band "American Journey"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

The Symphony Band performs music inspired by iconic American symbols, people, and ideologies. *Shared concert with the UMass Percussion Ensemble. 

Sunrise at Angel's Gate - Sparke

Variations on "America" - Ives

Foshay Tower Washington Memorial March - Sousa, arr. Dorff

Elegy for a Young American - LoPresti

Give Us This Day - Maslanka

 

Wind Ensemble "Dancing with Gershwin"
Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble "Dancing with Gershwin"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

The UMass Wind Ensemble closes out their season with a concert tribute to great American composer, George Gershwin.  Members of the UMass Dance Department will dance to An American in Paris with choreography by UMass Dance professor Thomas Vacanti to close out the program. You don't want to miss this!

Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin (Luke Flood, piano)

Prelude No. 2 - Gershwin

Fantasy Variations on Gershwin's Prelude No. 2 - Grantham

An American in Paris - Gershwin, trans. M. Van Gils

 

Concert Band
Apr
3
2:00 pm14:00

Concert Band

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

The UMass Concert Band, under the leadership of Timothy T. Anderson, performs their spring semester concert. Program TBA.

CBDNA Eastern Division Conference
Mar
10
3:15 pm15:15

CBDNA Eastern Division Conference

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The UMass Wind Ensemble is proud to present "Dream Music" as part of the 2016 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  

Guest conductors: Frank Ticheli and Timothy Anderson

Guest soloist: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

PROGRAM:

The Star Spangled Banner (a tribute to our U.S. Service Bands)

Firefly - George

Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn, arr. Tarkmann

  1. Aufritt der Handwerker
  2. Rupeltanz
  3. Scherzo
  4. Notturno

Dreams in the Dusk - Biedenbender (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone)

Rest - Ticheli

Dionysiaques, Op. 62 - Schmitt

Wind Ensemble Tour to Foxborough HS
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Wind Ensemble Tour to Foxborough HS

  • Foxborough HS Auditorium

Stephen Massey and the Foxborough High School Music Department host the UMass Wind Ensemble for a preview performance of "Dream Music." Open to the public.

Symphony Band "Musical Passport"
Mar
8
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band "Musical Passport"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

Symphony Band will help you rack up your frequent flyer miles with this concert. Serbian composer Nebojsa Macura's exciting new Symphony No. 1 (2015) will close out the program. Graduate conductor Colby Vasquez will conduct the first half of the concert as part of his conducting recital. He will host a pre-concert lecture at 7:00pm.

English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams

Sleep - Whitacre

Armenian Dances - Reed

Amparito Roca - Texidor

Symphony No. 1 - Macura

 

U.S. Navy Band
Mar
6
2:00 pm14:00

U.S. Navy Band

  • Fine Arts Center

UMass Wind Studies is excited to host this incredible ensemble on our campus! The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.  As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years. Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation's foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.

Wind Ensemble "Dream Music"
Mar
4
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble "Dream Music"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

Experience and imagine the different ways we dream as the Wind Ensemble offers a preview of their 2016 CBDNA Eastern Division performance.  Music from three centuries will explore the imagery, meanings, and emotions in dreams. UMass Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, will be the featured soloist.

Firefly - George

Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn, arr. Tarkmann

  1. Aufritt der Handwerker
  2. Rupeltanz
  3. Scherzo
  4. Notturno

Dreams in the Dusk - Biedenbender (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone)

Rest - Ticheli

Dionysiaques, Op. 62 - Schmitt

 

The City of Tomorrow
Feb
10
8:15 pm20:15

The City of Tomorrow

  • Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Wind Studies welcomes The City of Tomorrow for a day of masterclasses and a special evening concert. Approaching the delta where contemporary classical music, experimental music, environmentalism, and humanism converge, the City of Tomorrow is a woodwind quintet based in Portland, OR with unusual ambition. Seeking to give voice to emotions of people living in the world today, the quintet makes music to provide an outlet for our reactions to environmental destruction, endless war, the pixelization of our memories, the overwhelming mass of information collected on humanity every day, and other contemporary issues. For more information: www.cityoftomorrow.org

31st Annual UMass Honor Band
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

31st Annual UMass Honor Band

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

This year we take things in an exciting new direction with a composer-in-residence and a separate day-long track for middle and high school music educators.  David Biedenbender, talented composer and conductor, will be our guest. High School Honor Bands and the UMass Wind Ensemble will perform.

Wind Ensemble "Homage"
Dec
1
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble "Homage"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

Frank Battisti, world-renowned conductor and teacher, shares the podium with Matthew Westgate to complete his semester-in-residence with the UMass Wind Ensemble at this performance.  *The UMass Concert Band, led by Dr. Timothy Anderson, will open the concert.

CONCERT BAND

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro - W.A. Mozart, arr. Slocum

October - Whitacre

Sun Dance - Ticheli

The Southerner March - Alexander, arr. Bainum

Lawrence of Arabia - Jarre, arr. Reed

WIND ENSEMBLE

Smetana Fanfare - Husa

It Perched for Vespers Nine - Puckett

New England Triptych - Schuman

  1. Be Glad Then, America
  2. When Jesus Wept
  3. Chester

Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) - Nelson

Symphony Band "Magic and Fantasy"
Nov
23
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Band "Magic and Fantasy"

The Symphony Band will enchant you with music inspired by magical tales. *Shared concert with UMass Percussion Ensemble.

"Polka and Fugue" from Schwanda the Bagpiper - Weinberger

Goodnight, Goodnight - Danyew

Symphony No. 1 "Lord of the Rings" - de Meij

  1. Gandalf
  2. Lothlorien
  3. Gollum
  4. Journey in the Dark (The Mines of Moria - The Bridge of Khazad-Dum)
  5. Hobbits
41st Annual Multibands Pops Concert
Oct
16
7:30 pm19:30

41st Annual Multibands Pops Concert

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

Multiband Pops will, as always, be at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass Amherst campus, showcasing 15 of our large and small ensembles.

Featuring the Minuteman Marching Band, UMass Dancers, and non-stop performances by Wind, Brass, Jazz, Orchestral, Percussion and Choral Ensembles. 

 

 

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band "Sounding Together"
Oct
9
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band "Sounding Together"

  • UMass Fine Arts Center

The Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble kick off their season with music that invites the audience to experience a wide range of timbres and colors, from the traditional to the avant-garde.  

SYMPHONY BAND

Mother Earth Fanfare - Maslanka

Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away" - Grainger

Dusk - Bryant

Divertimento for Band - Persichetti

WIND ENSEMBLE

Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves - Bedford

Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 Version) - Stravinsky

Symphony No. 3 - Giannini

 

U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players
Sep
25
7:30 pm19:30

U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players

  • Bezanson Recital Hall

The USCG Band Chamber Players presents "Water Music," under the direction of Richard Wyman. Bezanson Recital Hall.

Water Music, Op. 82 - Arnold

Ruckert Lieder: Um Mitternacht - Mahler

Wind on the Steppes - Wilson

Drei Tanzstucke - Uhl (Matthew Westgate, guest conductor)

Water Music - Handel, ed. Boudreau