Music Director Search

The Wellington Wind Symphony is undertaking a search for a new music director.

Are you an exceptional musician and conductor with outstanding qualifications and leadership skills?

Are you able to lead and collaborate with musicians to foster musicianship and increase a group’s...   read more

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Thank You, Dan Warren

Daniel WarrenIt is with regret that the Wellington Wind Symphony announces our Music Director Daniel Warren’s resignation from this position, effective at the end of the current season.

Daniel Warren is a highly sought-after conductor, arranger and trumpet soloist, and has conducted many of Canada’s leading...   read more

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A Tribute to Michael Purves-Smith

Michael Purves-Smith

Michael Purves-Smith, 1945-2018

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Michael Purves-Smith, our music director emeritus and principal oboist. Michael was the soul of the Wellington Wind Symphony, and we are devastated by his loss. As Susan Follows so aptly puts it, “Michael was a connoisseur of life.”...   read more

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Wind Symphony Whimsy

Wind Symphony Whimsy

Wellington Wind Symphony concert-goers are familiar with the wide range of repertoire that the group performs, from transcriptions of orchestral works to original compositions. Our next concert Wind Symphony Whimsy, consists of music all written originally for wind ensemble by some very accomplished...   read more

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Seven Deadly Sins

The Wellington Wind Symphony (WWS) has a unique offering for its next concert, Wind Symphony Whimsy. A new concerto by acclaimed Canadian composer and Elmira resident Michael Purves-Smith, entitled The Seven...   read more

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Why Transcribe Strauss Four Last Songs?

Composer, arranger, WWS oboist and music director emeritus Michael Purves-Smith provides unique insight into his thinking as he transcribed Strauss’ Four Last Songs, to be featured on our concerts on October 23 and 30, 2016.

Why Transcribe Strauss’ Four Last Songs?

by Michael Purves-Smith

When Jan Narveson of the ...   read more

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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!

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Featuring:

  • Shostatakovich’s Festive Overture
  • C’est
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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

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Featuring Slide by Slide

Slide by Slide

Slide by Slide (L-R): Susan Follows, Dave Davidson, John Monkhouse, Bob Phillips.

The first pair of concerts of our 2015-16 season features the Slide by Slide trombone quartet, performing Jan Koetsier’s Concerto for Four Trombones and Wind Orchestra.

The Trombone Concertino was originally written for string orchestra and trombone quartet. It recently was transcribed for wind...   read more

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