The Wellington Wind Symphony’s concert season runs from fall to spring each year. For the 2018-19 season we will be presenting one performance only of each of our four concert programs. All four concerts are at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.
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Music Director Candidate - Pratik Gandhi This concert showcases some of our highly accomplished musicians accompanied by the Wellington Wind Symphony. A trio from our trumpet section will play Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday. Saxophonist Tracey Frank brings us Robert Ward’s Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Band. Eric Satie’s Two Gymnopédies for flute and winds, and Michael Brand’s Tuba Tapestry, played by Allan Lee, are exciting additions to the afternoon. In addition, the complete ensemble will perform James Barnes’s beautiful Symphonic…Find out more »
Since some of the repertoire will be chosen by our guest conductors, there will be a few surprises on this program! Expect some traditional favourites, and a contemporary piece or two that might become a future treasure. Also, don’t be alarmed if some whimsical elements are thrown into the mix. Because giving is such a significant part of a Canadian Christmas, we would like you to perhaps consider this our Christmas gift to you. Please note that this is an…Find out more »
Music Director Candidate – Amy McLennan Piano & Violin – Marcus Scholtes The strength of this theme, Of War and Might, is undeniable. Wartime events encompass so much emotion: pride of country, admiration for leaders, celebration of victory, dealing with defeat, loss of loved ones. The composers on this program excel at expressing these emotions. Our talented guest soloist, Marcus Scholtes, is performing on both piano and violin (Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, 1st movement, and John Williams’s Schindler’s List).…Find out more »
Music Director Candidate – Andrew Chung Mezzo-soprano – Jennifer Enns Modolo Focusing on music written originally for band, we offer a program by contemporary and established North American composers. Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Julie Giroux are both in the modern camp. Their compositions (Boysen’s Song for Lyndsay, and Giroux’s One Life Beautiful) are lyrical, and express deep emotion. Also on this concert is Vincent Persichetti’s well-loved Symphony No. 6, for Band, Op. 69 (1956). Persichetti, who was active during the…Find out more »