Hop@Home: Wind Ensemble Watch Party

A Day in the Light Watch Party

with the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
May 26, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Join DCWE conductor Brian Messier and members of the ensemble in watching a replay of the ensemble's musical trip from dawn to dusk.

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The DCWE's winter concert underscored the majesty of a single day, tracing its arc from dawn to dusk through a program of varied and exciting wind band music. Join DCWE members and Messier in watching a video of that February 16 concert, which presented works by contemporary composers like Eric Whitacre and John Mackey alongside classics like Leroy Anderson's Syncopated Clock. Chat live with Brian and members of DCWE as they relive the experience of learning and performing this evocative program.

Brian Messier on this atmospheric performance

A Message from Brian Messier


Program: A Day in the Light

Day Dreams, Movement I. "Sunrise: An Infinite Expectation," by Dana Wilson (b. 1946)
Aurora Awakes, by John Mackey (b. 1973)
Day Dreams, Movement II. "Morning: All Intelligence Awake"
D'un Matin de Printemps, by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), arr. Blanchard
The Syncopated Clock, by Leroy Anderson (1908–1975)
Day Dreams, Movement III. "Afternoon: Hopes Shot Upward, Ever So Bright"
Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves, by David Bedford (1937–2011)
Day Dreams, Movement IV. "Sunset: Having Lived the Life Imagined"
Sleep, by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)>

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble is a select, auditioned wind ensemble of 45 members, performing a wide variety of music from the late 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century wind ensemble repertoire. DCWE director Brian Messier came to the Hop from directing ensembles at Williams College and its environs. The DCWE serves as a melting pot for the students of Dartmouth College as well as residents of the Upper Valley, sharing music with our community and those communities beyond the boundaries of our campus through concertizing, small and large outreach projects and performances, and charitable endeavors that bring the gift of music and music making to all who welcome it.

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