Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

November 02, 2019

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

Celebrate anniversaries—including Dartmouth's 250th—with this dynamic student-community wind band.

19/20 Hop Ensemble

In its first concert under new director Brian Messier, the DCWE honors all sorts of big birthdays: Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé (the composer's 200th birthday); Percy Grainger's Children's March by Percy Grainger (100th anniversary); O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen (25th anniversary); a movement from Berlioz's Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale on the 150th anniversary of his death; and the world premiere of Symphony for Winds "Dartmouth"  by Oliver Caplan '04, commissioned in celebration of Dartmouth's 250th anniversary.

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. The DCWE welcomes new director Brian Messier, who comes 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.

Bentley Fellow+ members are invited to a private dinner with composer Oliver Caplan '04 to celebrate his premiere.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
Dartmouth Wind Ensemble

"The shared experience of making music with this ensemble is the most exhilarating and refreshing thing I've been able to do at Dartmouth." Kevin Gillespie '15 Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Fall...

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