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.

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Announcing Music in a Lifetime!

The Wellington Winds is very pleased to announce the release of its new web-based learning resource, Music in a Lifetime: www.musicinalifetime.ca

Music in a Lifetime promo.

Click on the image to download this PDF promotion.

Music in a Lifetime is dedicated to the role that being involved in music can play in a fulfilled...   read more

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Grand Finale for a Great Season

Our concerts on April 19 or April 26 mark the grand finale to this very successful season. Concerto for Wind Ensemble features the capabilities of the whole group, and promises to be an exciting and entertaining program. Please do join us!

Concerto for Wind Ensemble

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Prokofiev’s Cinderella, arranged by Dave Arthur

Guest post by Ginger Pullen

Sergei Prokofiev’s  Scenes from the Ballet Cinderella, arranged by David Arthur,
 will be featured on the Wellington Winds’ upcoming concert Concerto for Wind Ensemble  on April 19 and April 26.

Dave Arthur

Winds’ tuba player and arranger, Dave Arthur.

The Wellington Winds is very excited about performing this piece.  ...   read more

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Concerto for Wind Ensemble

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Music director Dan Warren rehearsing with the Winds, March 2015.

The Wellington Winds is busy preparing for our last pair of concerts for the season, on April 19 in Kitchener and April 26 in Waterloo. The theme of this grand finale to our season is Concerto for Wind Ensemble.

The theme may seem a bit cryptic – after all, a concerto is generally understood...   read more

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Music from Other Worlds this February

As the winter weather seems to intensify in February, the Wellington Winds is pleased to offer you an escape  MusicfromOtherWorldswith our program, Music from Other Worlds.

Outer space is the theme with music from ET,  Battlestar Galactica, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, When You...   read more

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February Concerts feature High Flight

Guest post by Michael Purves-Smith

Joseph Turrin

Joseph Turrin

High Flight, by Joseph Turrin (1947 – )
http://www.curnowmusicpress.com/josephturrin.htm

This challenging work was written in 2008 for the United States Air force Band,...   read more

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UFO Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Orchestra

Harvey Gleiser

Harvey Gleiser, 1922-2010

Longtime Winds followers will remember euphonium player extraordinaire, Harvey Gleiser, who passed away in 2010 after a lifetime of music-making. Our concerts on February 8 and February 22 include a tribute to Harvey.

Harvey left a generous bequest to the Winds, and we have used some of those funds...   read more

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Mark Dubois, Lyric Tenor

Dubois_Img8We are very pleased to welcome Mark Dubois, internationally renowned lyric tenor, as our soloist on November 23. Mr. Dubois will be performing selections by Donizetti, Lalo, Strauss, and Gilbert and Sullivan.

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German Music for October

Our first set of concerts, themed Konzert der Deutschen Musik, are coming up! We will be performing on Sunday October 19 at Grandview Baptist Church in Kitchener, and Sunday October 26 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Both concerts begin at 3 p.m..

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