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Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

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Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

WINDS OF CHANGE, PART III: CONTEMPORARY CREATORS

Works by William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, Frank Ticheli, Karel Husa and David Maslanka.

Capping a year-long exploration into how wind ensembles have moved music in rich and exciting directions, this concert brings together works by the most important wind band composers from the mid-20th century to today, evoking a movie house newsreel, a sleek wild beast, a revered holy man and more.

 
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Spaulding Auditorium

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MATTHEW M. MARSIT conductor

Schuman  Newsreel in Five Shots
Persichetti  Pageant
Husa  Cheetah
Frank Ticheli  Symphony No. 2
Maslanka  Saint Francis


Let the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble be your guide on a tour through the marvelous musical developments of 20th- and 21st-century music for winds! Through four linked performances, DCWE conductor Matthew Marsit and his ensemble take us from early works by composers like Holst and Wagner—among the first to tap the true musical potential of the wind band—and into the subsequent century of increasingly virtuosic and varied music for wind ensemble, blending classical, jazz, pop, rock and world music.

Pre-concert talk, 7 pm, Hopkins Center Rm. 132, Free

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Press Release
Wind band music full of the color, rhythms and harmonies of today takes center stage in a concert celebrating four of the best composers for that genre. Titled Winds of Change, Part III: Contemporary Creators, this concert by the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (DCWE) takes place Saturday, May 6, 8 pm, in the Hop’s Spaulding Auditorium…

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All photos by Rob Strong.