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Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
Matthew M. Marsit, conductor
Two premieres and guest choral singers in a touching tribute to a stellar musician.
David Maslanka Liberation (with choir)
Kevin Krumenauer Shadowlight (world premiere)
Igor Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, Gregory Hayes, soloist
David Maslanka Symphony No. 10 (New England Premiere)
A tribute to the late Scott Smedinghoff, whose brilliant pianism lit up concerts by the wind ensemble and others, this program includes two premieres—world and New England!—and a guest chorus of singers from Vermont and New Hampshire who made music with Smedinghoff during his life.
Marsit leads student and select community musicians through an exciting array of repertoire for the wind ensemble, from the 19th century to today, including many world premieres. The ensemble’s inventive thematic programming is often coupled with educational components and projects to engage young musicians and audiences alike.
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A May 5 concert by the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble celebrates how music can live on after death, with a program that is dedicated to late Dartmouth graduate student and pianist Scott Smedinghoff and includes one of the last works written by a titan in wind band music.
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By Rob Strong