WIND ENSEMBLE & NEW ENGLAND BRASS BAND
Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

WIND ENSEMBLE & NEW ENGLAND BRASS BAND

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The New England Brass Band, conducted by Stephen Bulla, joins the UMass Wind Ensemble for the 2017-2018 season opener that also features UMass Professor of Trumpet, Eric Berlin. Join us to hear Prof. Berlin in two concerto performances - one with each group! For more info about the NEBB: http://www.newenglandbrassband.org

NEW ENGLAND BRASS BAND - STEPHEN BULLA, CONDUCTOR (PROGRAM TBA)

UMASS WIND ENSEMBLE

Fanfare pour précéder La péri - Dukas (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Heather Ridge Sketches - Bulla (Stephen Bulla, guest conductor)

The Sounding of the Call - Turrin (Eric Berlin, trumpet)

Harrison's Dream - Graham

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THE U.S. MARINE BAND "The President's Own"
Oct
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

THE U.S. MARINE BAND "The President's Own"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

Col. Jason K. Fettig (UMass alumnus '98) brings The United States Marine Band "The President's Own" to UMass as part of their 2017 national concert tour. The concert, sponsored by UMass Wind Studies and the UMass Fine Arts Center, is free and open to the public.

Tickets will be distributed by UMASS Fine Arts Center Box Office beginning Sept. 5. Questions about tickets, call (413) 545-2511. Box office website: www.fineartscenter.com

In the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs from traditional band repertoire and Sousa marches to instrumental solos and a salute to the Armed Forces.

“We always try to highlight music on our programs that celebrates the region we are visiting, whether it be marches that provide a connection or folk music that might be associated with certain areas of the country,” said Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig. “We have tremendously appreciative patrons who come to Marine Band concerts for all types of different experiences, so our programs are designed to include a great variety of music that mirrors the wonderful diversity in our national musical heritage.”

By the end of the tour, the Marine Band will have traveled 2,551 miles throughout the northeast, performing 28 concerts in 10 states, with stops in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. 

Learn more about the Marine Band: www.marineband.marines.mil

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43rd ANNUAL MULTIBANDS POPS CONCERT
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

43rd 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. 

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SYMPHONY BAND - "WIND BAND FAVORITES, OP. 1"
Oct
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

SYMPHONY BAND - "WIND BAND FAVORITES, OP. 1"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The UMass Symphony Band opens their concert season with a collection of pieces that helped shape the wind band repertoire. 

Shortcut Home - Wilson

Komm, susser Tod, BWV 478 - Bach/Reed

Second Suite in F, Op. 28, No. 2 - Holst (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Down a Country Lane - Copland/Patterson (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

La Boutique Fantasque - Rossini/Respighi, edited Westgate

Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta" - Williams (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

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FACULTY CHAMBER WINDS - "SALON MUSIC"
Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

FACULTY CHAMBER WINDS - "SALON MUSIC"

BEZANSON RECITAL HALL

Members of the UMass wind, brass, and percussion applied faculty come together with special guests to perform two great chamber works. Jamie-Rose Guarrine will recite Edith Sitwell's whismical poetry in Façade. Matthew Westgate conducts. 

Façade: An Entertainment - Walton

Façade: An Entertainment is a series of poems by Edith Sitwell recited over an instrumental accompaniment by William Walton. Sitwell began to publish some of the Façade poems in 1918, in the literary magazine Wheels. In 1922 many of them were given an orchestral accompaniment by Walton, Sitwell's protégé. The "entertainment" was first performed in public in 1923, and achieved both fame and notoriety for its unconventional form.

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik "Little Threepenny Music" - Weill

One of Kurt Weill’s most beloved pieces is Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera). He wrote the music in 1928 to words by Bertolt Brecht, based on The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay.  It tells the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife), a murderer in Victorian London.  In the spirit of the Weimar Republic, it also lampooned German society and capitalism.  Just four months after its premiere, conductor Otto Klemperer commissioned Weill to create a concert suite from the opera in the tradition of opera suites for winds from Mozart’s day.  Titled Little Threepenny Music (Kleine Dreigroschenmusik), Weill’s suite retains all of the unique character of the opera, with instrumentation that includes saxophones, a rudimentary drum set, and combination of guitar, banjo, and bandoneon among the more traditional wind instruments.

 

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WIND ENSEMBLE - "Of Hard and Soft Edges"
Dec
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

WIND ENSEMBLE - "Of Hard and Soft Edges"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The UMass Concert Band performs the first half and features UMass Professor of Trombone, Greg Spiridopoulos. Nadine Shank, UMass Professor of Piano, joins the UMass Wind Ensemble on the second half to perform one of David Maslanka's final works for winds: Piano Concerto No. 3, "Do you know my name?" (2016)UMass Wind Studies was a part of the consortium to bring this work into the repertoire. All of the works on the program examine the "hard" and soft" edges in music; the concert closes with Hindemith's monumental Symphony in Bb. 

 

UMASS CONCERT BAND 

Variations on a Korean Folk Song - Chance

Courtly Airs and Dances - Nelson (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Blue Bells of Scotland - Pryor (Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone)

I Am - Boysen (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

Golden Gate March - Goldman, edited Anderson

 

UMASS WIND ENSEMBLE

Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Adams

Decoration Day - Ives/Elkus

Piano Concerto No. 3 - Maslanka (Nadine Shank, piano)

           *New England Premiere

Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7 - Strauss (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Symphony in B-flat major - Hindemith

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SYMPHONY BAND - "POETRY IN MOTION"
Dec
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

SYMPHONY BAND - "POETRY IN MOTION"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The UMass Symphony Band explores repertoire associated with poetry. Copland's homage to Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Portrait, closes the performance. *The UMass Percussion Ensemble performs the first half.

Golden Light - Maslanka (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

An Introduction to the Moon - Larsen

...with brightness round about it - Galbraith (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Lincoln Portrait - Copland/Beeler (guest speaker, TBA)

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33rd ANNUAL HS HONOR BAND
Feb
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

33rd ANNUAL HS HONOR BAND

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The 33rd 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.  Joni Greene, Austin-based composer of music for wind band, choir, orchestra, chamber ensemble, and chamber opera will be the special guest. High School Honor Bands and the UMass Wind Ensemble will perform.

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SYMPHONY BAND - "MATTHEW SYPEK'S GRADUATE RECITAL"
Feb
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

SYMPHONY BAND - "MATTHEW SYPEK'S GRADUATE RECITAL"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

Graduate conductor, Matthew Sypek leads the UMass Symphony Band in the culminating project of his Master's Degree. Entitled "American Epitaphs and Tributes," Sypek and the band explore the different ways composers have immortalized American historical figures and events through sound. 

Early Light - Bremer

"The Alcotts" from Symphony No. 2 - Ives

Melodious Thunk - Biedenbender

In Memorium - Sousa

Symphony for Band "West Point" - Gould

 

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WIND ENSEMBLE AT CONCORD-CARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL
Mar
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

WIND ENSEMBLE AT CONCORD-CARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL

CONCORD-CARLISLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

500 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742

The UMass Wind Ensemble travels to Concord-Carlisle High School for a preview performance of their 2018 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference concert. David Gresko, Director of Bands & Orchestra at Concord Carlisle HS, hosts. 

A Glimpse of the Eternal - Perrine

Decoration Day - Ives/Elkus

Schism - Biedenbender

Piano Concerto No. 3 - Maslanka (Nadine Shank, piano) 

Music for Prague 1968 - Husa

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WIND ENSEMBLE - CBDNA EASTERN DIVISION CONFERENCE
Mar
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

WIND ENSEMBLE - CBDNA EASTERN DIVISION CONFERENCE

WOOLSEY HALL, YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The UMass Wind Ensemble is proud to present a program entitled "A Glimpse of the Eternal" as part of the 2018 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference at Yale University in New Haven, CT with repertoire exploring how a single person or moment can change one's life and perspective. Charles Ives' Decoration Day contributes to the Ives thread of the conference and David Maslanka's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Karel Husa's Music for Prague 1968 serve as tributes to two musical giants who gave so much to the wind band medium. 

A Glimpse of the Eternal - Perrine

Decoration Day - Ives/Elkus

Schism - Biedenbender

Piano Concerto No. 3 - Maslanka (Nadine Shank, piano) 

Music for Prague 1968 - Husa

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WIND ENSEMBLE - 36th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM
Apr
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

WIND ENSEMBLE - 36th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The UMass Wind Ensemble performs a concert in conjunction with the 36th Annual New England Saxophone Symposium, hosted by professors of saxophone, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and Felipe Salles. Special guests, The Moanin' Frogs, will open the concert and perform with the Wind Ensemble.  Stacy Garrop's exciting new work for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble, Quicksilver (2017), will feature Jonathan Hulting-Cohen.

MOANIN' FROGS Program TBA

UMASS WIND ENSEMBLE

Sax Heroes - Geiss (featuring the Moanin' Frogs)

Northeastern Suite  - Salles

Quicksilver, Concerto for Saxophone - Garrop (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone)

     *New England premiere 

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WIND ENSEMBLE - "CHAMBER WINDS IN BEZANZON"
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

WIND ENSEMBLE - "CHAMBER WINDS IN BEZANZON"

BEZANSON RECITAL HALL

The UMass Wind Ensemble closes out its 2017-2018 season with a collection of chamber pieces written for various instrumental combinations, both modern and traditional.

Canzon septimi toni No. 2 - Gabrieli

Tres Sonetos - Revueltas

Octandre - Varese

Immersion - Hollinden (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

Huit Danses Exotiques - Francaix

Drei Lustige Marsche, Op. 44 - Krenek (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Serenade No. 10 in B-flat, "Gran Partita" - Mozart

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SYMPHONY BAND - "Variants"
Apr
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

SYMPHONY BAND - "Variants"

UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

The UMass Symphony Band closes out the 2017-2018 season with music filled with variations of all kinds. Percy Grainger's masterpiece of colorful collected folk tunes, Lincolnshire Posy, brings the concert (and the academic year) to a triumphant close. *The UMass Percussion Ensemble performs the first half.

Circuits - McTee (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

Variants on a Medieval Tune - Dello Joio (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor)

Rhosymedre - Vaughan Williams (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor)

Suite Dreams - Bryant

Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger

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Wind Ensemble Tour to IRELAND 2017
May
15
to 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)

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

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 

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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 

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Annual Multibands Concert
Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

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. 

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

Symphony Band "American Journey"

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

 

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

Wind Ensemble "Dancing with Gershwin"

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

 

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

CBDNA Eastern Division Conference

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

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

Symphony Band "Musical Passport"

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

 

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

U.S. Navy Band

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.

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

Wind Ensemble "Dream Music"

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

 

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

The City of Tomorrow

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

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

31st Annual UMass Honor Band

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.

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

Wind Ensemble "Homage"

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

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

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
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41st Annual Multibands Pops Concert
Oct
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

41st Annual Multibands Pops 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. 

 

 

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

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band "Sounding Together"

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

 

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

U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players

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

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