A Tribute to Howard Cable

By Michael Purves-Smith, Conductor Emeritus of the Wellington Wind Symphony

Howard Cable
Howard Cable, 1920 – 2016

Howard Cable passed away on March 30, 2016 at the age of 95. The last concert of the Wellington Wind Symphony this season will include the composer’s beautiful arrangement of the national anthem, O Canada.

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Yuletide 2015

Please join us on Sunday December 13 at 8 pm for our special Yuletide concert. Please note that there is one performance only!



  • Shostatakovich’s Festive Overture
  • C’est
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Jennifer Enns Modolo

Jennifer Enns Modolo Masters Mahler

Jennifer Enns Modolo
Jennifer Enns Modolo

This Sunday November 1 we mark the second performance of our On the Road Again program. We are very pleased to have mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo joining us once again to perform Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).

The orchestral song cycle was a relatively...   read more

What’s in a Name?

Wellington Wind SymphonyBy now we suspect you’ve noticed that the Wellington Winds is now the Wellington Wind Symphony. A small change, but an important one. Here’s why we changed our name, and why we chose the one we did:

  • The name Wellington Winds was a bit confusing to people unfamiliar with who we are. It did not describe our size or instrumentation in any direct way. The name required too much explanation for potential new audience members.
  • Wellington Winds did not give a hint about the style of music one might expect to hear at a concert.
  • Wellington Wind Symphony more clearly describes the instrumentation and the style of music one might expect to hear.
  • The name Wellington Wind Symphony honours our strong history and reputation as one of Canada’s finest wind ensembles.

So you can expect the same great repertoire and music from the ...   read more