By 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
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 is dedicated to the role that being involved in music can play in a fulfilled
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!
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.
The Wellington Winds is very excited about performing this piece.
As the winter weather seems to intensify in February, the Wellington Winds is pleased to offer you an escape with our program, Music from Other Worlds.
Outer space is the theme with music from ET, Battlestar Galactica, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, When You
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
We 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.
Mark Dubois has performed with major orchestras across Canada and the United States.