KU Wind Ensemble


KU Wind Ensemble on stage

Described by the New York Times as “one of America’s most esteemed concert bands,” the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at the University of Kansas and is conducted by Paul W. Popiel, director of bands. Their Carnegie Hall debut in 2013 was described by Feast of Music as “showing amazing chops in their transitions and an impressive range of dynamics” and by the New York Times as “performing with polish, assurance and copious spirit, eliciting a rousing ovation.” The Wind Ensemble performed for President Obama for his address to the University of Kansas in January 2015, the national biennial convention of the College Band Directors National Association in 2017, and premiered Kevin Walczyk’s Symphony No. 5: Freedom from Fear at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2018.

The Wind Ensemble enjoys a long history of excellence and musical leadership Kansas, the nation, and around the world. Former leading conductors include Russell Wiley, Kenneth Bloomquist, Robert E. Foster, John Lynch, and Scott Weiss. The ensemble is at the forefront of commercial wind band recordings, and can be heard on the Klavier, Naxos Wind Band Classics, Ecstatic, and Mark Custom labels. Their 2013 release, In the Shadow of No Towers, was described in Gramophone Magazine as “...eloquent, disciplined performances that come across with stunning dynamic range and almost dimensional transparency.” Their most recent album, Of Shadow and Light, was released on the Klavier label in 2017.

KUWE has hosted numerous composers in recent years, including John Corigliano, Frank Ticheli, Steven Bryant, Kevin Walczyk, Joni Greene, Aaron Perrine, Michael Torke, Joel Puckett, John Mackey, Mohammed Fairouz, and Eric Ewazen; as well as guest conductors Dai Zhonghui, Michelle Rakers, John Whitwell, H. Robert Reynolds, and Mallory Thompson. Guest soloists recently performing with the Wind Ensemble include Jim Walker, Gail Williams, Jeff Nelsen, Jon Lewis, Joey Tartell, the Boston Brass, and Chris Vadala.

The Wind Ensemble performs diverse repertoire of the highest caliber from chamber works to large ensemble pieces and has a strong commitment to new music, as well as the finest standard band repertoire. Its membership is selected by audition from among the finest wind and percussion players at the university. The Wind Ensemble meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00-2:50pm in the fall and from 2:00-3:50pm in the spring.

How to Join the Wind Ensemble

Membership in the KU Wind Ensemble is by blind audition and is open to all qualified students at the University. Auditions take place the first week of classes in the fall and in November for the spring semester. They are heard by the conductors and the appropriate applied music Professor. Auditions consist of prepared excerpts and sight-reading. Check the audition page for more information.


Repertoire

Winds Across the Prairie for Douglas County CASA: September 10, 2021

Salute to Kansas, John Philip Sousa
American Overture, Joseph Willcox Jenkins
- Tom Davoren, conductor
Foxfire Overture, James Barnes
- Lucas Petersen, conductor
One Life Beautiful, Julie Giroux
Concerto for Clarinet, Artie Shaw
- Petar Smilev, soloist
A Midwestern Suite, Tom Davoren
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen/Barker
- Melissa Sawyer, conductor
America the Beautiful, Samuel Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon
Encore: Home on the Range , Daniel E. Kelley, arr Ralston & Barnes

School of Music Collage: September 11, Lied Center

American Overture, Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Lawrence City Band and the KU Wind Ensemble: September 12, Lied Center

Salute to Kansas, John Philip Sousa
American Overture, Joseph Willcox Jenkins
- Tom Davoren, conductor
Foxfire Overture, James Barnes
- Lucas Petersen, conductor
One Life Beautiful, Julie Giroux
Concerto for Clarinet, Artie Shaw
- Petar Smilev, soloist
A Midwestern Suite, Tom Davoren
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen/Barker
- Melissa Sawyer, conductor
America the Beautiful, Samuel Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon

October 5, Lied Center

Peter Meechan, composer-in-residence
Variants on a Mediaeval Tune, Norman Dello Joio
TBD, Peter Meechan
- world premiere
- Jacquie Dawson, conductor
Caminantes, Ricardo Lorenz
- Melissa Sawyer, conductor

November 16, Lied Center

Crackle, Augusta Read Thomas
- Consortium premiere
- Tom Davoren, conductor
Musica Ignota, Ingrid Stölzel
- Consortium premiere
- Lucas Petersen, conductor
Symphony V: Elements, Julie Giroux

  1. Sun
  2. Rain
  3. Wind

Tom Davoren DMA Lecture Recital: December 3, 130 Murphy Hall

A Midwestern Suite, Tom Davoren

February 5: Prairie Winds

Overture to Candide, Bernstein, trans. Grundman
Concerto for Euphonium, Davoren
- Hiram Diaz, soloist
“Energetically” from Dragon Rhyme, Yi
- Tom Davoren, conductor

February 27: a celebration of the careers of Martin Bergee & Vince Gnojek

Dancing Fire, Day
- Dan Freeman, conductor
Mother of a Revolution, Thomas
Infinity, Copley
Danza Capriccio, Nelson
- Vince Gnojek, saxophone
- Sharon Toulouse, conductor
Tenth Regiment, Hall
- Martin Bergee, conductor
First Suite in Eb, Holst
 I. Chaconne
 II. Intermezzo
 III. March

- Martin Bergee, conductor

Recording Sessions, March 31 - April 4

Dreams Unseen, Meechan
- Whitney Wells, soprano
Infinity, Copley
Mother of a Revolution, Thomas
A Midwestern Suite, Davoren
Glow, Greene

April 26, Lied Center

Kneller's Legacy, Davoren
- United States Premiere
- Lt. Col. David Barringer MBE, conductor
Huntingtower Ballad, Respighi
- Melissa Sawyer, conductor
Masks and Machines, Dooley
- Lucas Petersen, conductor
Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky
- Ravel, orch. 
- Lavender, trans.

Lied Loves Lawrence: September 13 - Lied Center of Kansas

Paul Laird, announcer
Americans We, Henry Fillmore
Appalachian Overture, James Barnes
- Jacqueline Dawson, guestconductor
Silverado, Bruce Broughton/arr Bass
- Tom Davoren, guest conductor
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Arlen/Barker
- Katherine Anderson, voice
Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs, Frank Ticheli
What a Wonderful World, Thiele & Weiss/arr. Saucedo
- Tyler Walker, soloist
The Cowboys, John Williams/Curnow
- John Leonard, guestconductor
America the Beautiful, Ward & Bates/arr. Carmen Dragon
The Crimson and The Blue/Rock Chalk Chant/I’m A Jayhawk, traditional
Home on the Range, arr. Ralston & Barnes

October 6, 2020 - Lied Center of Kansas

Tintagel, Arnold Bax/trans. Colnot
- Wind Ensemble premiere
Dionysiaques, op. 62, Florent Schmitt
- Jacquie Dawson, guest conductor
Max Q, Ben Justis
- Robert E. Foster Composition Award Winner
- World premiere
Dance Movements, Philip Sparke
- John Leonard, guestconductor

Dr. Bethany Amundson Lecture Recital: October 9 - Murphy Hall 130

First Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst/ed. Matthews
Belonging, Tom Davoren
In This Broad Earth, Steven Bryant (full band edition)
In This Broad Earth, Steven Bryant (flexband edition)

John Leonard DMA Recital: October 19 - Murphy Hall 130

Octet, Igor Stravinsky
Colonial Song, Percy Grainger
Dance Movements, Philip Sparke

November 20 - Lied Center of Kansas

Serenade, Op. 7, Richard Strauss
Midwestern Suite, Tom Davoren
- World premiere
Third Symphony, Op. 89, James Barnes
- Tom Davoren, guest conductor

Prairie Winds Festival: February 6, 2021 - Lied Center of Kansas

Jens Lindemann, guest artist
Internet Symphony Eroica, Tan Dun
Prairie Winds Festival, James Barnes
- featuring the Prairie Winds Virtual Ensemble
Concerto in One Movement: Distant Spark, Tom Davoren
- Jens Lindemann, trumpet
- World premiere
Song of Hope, Pete Meechan
- Jens Lindemann & Steve Leisring, trumpet

February 25, 2021 - Kansas Music Educators Association

Americans We, Henry Fillmore
A Midwestern Suite, Tom Davoren
I. Prairie
II. Storm
III. Sunset
- NBA Merrill Jones Composition Award
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Arlen/Barker
- Katherine Anderson, voice
Concerto in One Movement: Distant Spark, Tom Davoren
- Jens Lindemann, trumpet
- World premiere
Song of Hope, Pete Meechan
- Jens Lindemann & Steve Leisring, trumpet
Home on the Range, arr. Ralston & Barnes

March 10 - Lied Center of Kansas

Children’s March, Percy Grainger
Blue Shades, Frank Ticheli
- John Leonard, guest conductor
Of Our New Day Begun, Omar Thomas

March 10 - John Leonard Lecture Recital

Scenes from Tahiti, Michael Torke/trans. John Leonard

April 16 - Lied Center of Kansas

Satiric Dances,Norman Dello Joio
- Tom Davoren, guest conductor
Ballad for Band, Morton Gould
A Child’s Garden of Dreams, David Maslanka
- Jacquie Dawson, guest conductor

April 24 - Chamber Winds, Lied Center of Kansas

Serenade for Winds in E flat major K. 375, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Jacquie Dawson, guest conductor Three Scenes from Tahiti, Michael Torke/tr. John Leonard - World premiere - wind ensemble version

Collage Concert: September 13 - Lied Center of Kansas
English Sweets: October 1 - Lied Center of Kansas

With Darren Oehlerking, guest conductor, Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan
Rising Remixed, Tom Davoren
- American premiere
Stratford Suite, Howard Cable
- Darren Oehlerking,conductor, Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan
First Light, David Maslanka
John Leonard, conductor
Forever Radiant, Aaron Perrine
English Dances Set 1, Malcolm Arnold/Johnstone
- Tom Davoren, conductor
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger

October 23 - Lied Center of Kansas

With The University of Kansas Symphonic Band and visiting composer Viet Cuong
Enigma Machine, Joni Greene
TBD, Viet Cuong
- Nils Landsberg, conductor
- World premiere
Reliable Sources, Nico Muhly
- Eric Stomberg, soloist
- Kansas premiere

November 14 - Lied Center of Kansas

Mysticism – Celebrating the Creative Life of Michael Colgrass:

With The Crossroads Wind Symphony
Anahita, Roshanne Etezady
- Bethany Amundson, guest conductor
Stone,Mountain, Magic, Tom Davoren
- World premiere
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, John Philip Sousa
Winds of Nagual, Michael Colgrass

December 9 - Liberty High School, Liberty, Missouri

Prairie Winds Festival Concert: February 1, 2020 - Lied Center of Kansas

Nitro,Ticheli
The Moon Dreams Still, Haaheim
- World premiere
Star Wars SuiteWilliams/Hunsberger & Bulla 

Bethany Amundson DMA Conducting Recital: February 10, 2020 - 130 Murphy Hall, University of Kansas

Anahita, Roshanne Etezady
The Moon Dreams Still, Kip Haaheim

September 14 - Lied Center of Kansas

“Finale” from Symphony #9 (2018) - James Barnes (b. 1949)

September 20 - Lied Center

Glow (2018) - Joni Greene (b. 1981)
- world premiere
Concerto for Alto Saxophone (2013) - Zechariah Goh Toh Chai (b. 1970)
- Vince Gnojek, soloist
Symphony #9 (2018) - James Barnes (b. 1949)
- world premiere
- Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

October 8 - Lied Center of Kansas

In the Silent Lines (2018) - Aaron Perrine (b. 1979)
Toccata Marziale (1939) - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
- Brett Keating, guest conductor
Liberation (2010) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)
- with KU Men’s Chorus

November 9 - Lied Center of Kansas

Little Threepenny Music (1928) - Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
- Nils Landsberg, conductor
Melt this Pot (2018) - Kai Ono (b. 1995)
- world premiere
Symphony No. 4 (1993) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)
- Nick Waldron, conductor

December 5 - Blue Valley West High School

Symphony No. 4 (1993) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)
- Paul W. Popiel, conductor

Prairie Winds Festival: February 2 - Lied Center of Kansas

Through the Looking Glass (2008) – Jess Langston Turner (b.1983)
- Nick Waldron, conductor
The Jayhawk: Magic Bird Overture (1975) - Kirke Mecham (b.1925) trans. Ramsey
- Sharon Toulouse, conductor
Ballade (1956/1999) – Alfred Reed (1921-1995) – Jeff Coffin, alto saxophone
Baron Cimetière's Mambo (2004) – Donald Grantham (b.1947)

February 21 - Lied Center of Kansas

Emblems (1964) – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Ecstatic Waters (2008) – Steven Bryant (b.1972)
- Nils Landsberg, conductor
Symphony in Bb (1951) – Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

DMA Conducting Recital: March 6 - Murphy Hall, Room 130

- Nils Landsberg, conductor The Fly (2014) – Oscar Navarro (b.1981)
Lux Aurumque (2001/2005) – Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
Moth (2013) – Viet Cuong (b.1990)
Ecstatic Waters (2008) – Steven Bryant (b.1972)

April 16 - Lied Center of Kansas

Grand Central Station (2000) – Michael Torke (b.1961)
O Magnum Mysterium (1994/2003) – Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)/trans. Reynolds
Bells for Stokowski (2002) – Michael Daugherty (b.1954)
- Brett Keating, conductor
Vom Tod Im Wald, Op.23 (1927) - Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
- John Stephens, bass
Thundercrest March (1964) – Eric Osterling (1926-2005)
- Johannah Cox, conductor
Symphony No. 4, “West Point” (1952) – Morton Gould (1913-1996)

MM Conducting Recital: April 26 - Murphy Hall, Room 130

- Brett Keating, conductor
Brass Symphony, Op.80 (1980) – Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)
First Suite in Eb (1909) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934) ed. Colin Matthews
Gone (2013) – Scott McAllister (b.1969)
Bells for Stokowski (2002) – Michael Daugherty (b.1954)

DMA Cognate Recital: March 3 - Murphy Hall, Room 130

- Justin Harbaugh, conductor
Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op.44 (1878) - Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

September 25, 2017 - Lied Center of Kansas

Intrada 1631 (2003) - Stephen Montague (b. 1943)
- Nick Waldron, conductor
"Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada (1889-90) - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), trans. Leidzén
- Robert E. Foster, Director of Bands Emeritus, guest conductor
Dagny Builds a Train (2017) - Bonnie McClarty (b.1983)
- Robert E. Foster Composition Award Winner 2017
- world premiere
Molly on the Shore (1920) - Percy Grainger (1882-1961)/ed. Rogers
The White Rose March (1917) - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
Music for Prague, 1968 (1968) - Karel Husa (1921-2016)
- In memoriam Karel Husa

October 12, 2017 - Lied Center of Kansas

Shared with Symphonic Band
Largo & Menuet from Serenade no. 10, k. 361 (1783) - W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
- Brooke Humfeld, guest conductor
Nocturno (1826) - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) /ed. Hogwood
- Nick Waldron, guest conductor
Symphony for Brass Tentet (1980) - Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)

November 8, 2017 - Lied Center of Kansas

Guest soloist James Walker, flute
KU Men’s Chorus
Liberation (2010) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)
- In memoriam, David Maslanka
Silver Lining: Concerto for Flute (2017) - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)
- James Walker, soloist
- Kansas premiere
Lincolnshire Posy (1937) - Percy Grainger (1882-1961)/ed. Fennell
- Brooke Humfeld, guest conductor
American Flute Salute (2010) - David Mairs (b. 1947)
- James Walker, soloist

Brooke Humfeld Recital: December 1, 2017 - Lied Center of Kansas

Largo: from Serenade no. 10, k. 361 - W.A. Mozart
Festive Overture - Shostakovich
Bali - Colgrass
Lincolnshire Posy (1937)- Percy Grainger (1882-1961)/ed. Fennell

February 16, 2018 - Lied Center of Kansas

- John Mackey, resident composer
- John Corigliano, resident composer
- Eddie Owen, guest conductor
Liberty High School Wind Ensemble at 7:00 p.m.
​Klaxon March (1929) - Henry Fillmore (1881-1956)
- Eddie Owen, guest conductor
An Original Suite - Gordon Jacob/ed. Heidenreich
Internet Symphony #1 Eroica (2015) - Tan Dun (b. 1957)
- Nick Waldron, conductor
Paynter Four Scottish Dances (1978) - Malcom Arnold (1921-2006)
Stomp (2016) - John Corigliano (b. 1938)/tr. Humfeld
-Brooke Humfeld, conductor
- world premiere
The Frozen Cathedral (2013) - John Mackey (1953)

Brooke Humfeld Lecture-Recital: February 21, 2018 - Swarthout Recital Hall

Stomp - John Corigliano

February 28, 2018-Anthony Messina Detroit Concert Band Lecture Recital

The Star Spangled Banner (1814) - arr. Leonard B. Smith
March (1980) - Paul van Loan (1892-1963)
Ernest Williams Band School March (1932) - Mayhew Lake (1879-1955)
Italian in Algiers (1813-1953) - Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Calliet
Country Gardens (1953) - Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Selections from Tales of a Traveler (1914) - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
Belle Isle March (1951) - Leonard B. Smith (1915-2002)
Serenata (1949) - Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (1896) - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

April 18, 2018 - Lied Center of Kansas

With Blue Valley North Wind Ensemble
- Daniel Freeman, conductor
With Jazz Ensemble I
...and the mountains rising nowhere (1977) - Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)
- Nick Waldron, conductor
Percussion Concerto - Beneath a Canvas of Green - Aaron Perrine (b. 1979)
- Tonya Mitchell, conductor
- world premiere
Symphony #5 - Freedom From Fear: Images From The Shoreline (2017) - Kevin Walczyk (b. 1964)
- world premiere

April 29, 2018 - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington D.C.

Palos Nuevos (2017) - Dan Gailey (b. 1962)
Symphony #5 - Freedom From Fear: Images From the Shoreline (2017) - Kevin Walczyk (b. 1974)
- world premiere

KU School of Music Collage Concert: September 16, 2016 - Lied Center

The Master of the Sword from Pagan Dances (1987) - James Barnes (b. 1949)

September 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center

Second Suite in F (1911) - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)/ed. Matthews
Le cathédrale engloutie (1910) -  Claude Debussy (1862-1918)/Patterson
Rocky Point Holiday (1969)- Ron Nelson (b. 1929)
- Brooke Humfeld, guest conductor
Symphony No. 4: In the Shadow of No  Towers (2013) - Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985) 

KUWE Chamber Winds: October 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center

"Canzon Duodecimi Toni”  from Sacrae Symphoniae  (1597) - Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Old Wine in New Bottles (1959) - Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
- Nick Waldron, guest conductor
Pélé (2004) - Brian Balmages (b. 1975)
- Paul Stevens, French horn

November 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center

Featuring Joey Tartell, trumpet
and Blue Valley West High School Wind Ensemble
- Cheryl Lee, conductor
   Amparita Roca (1935) - Jaime Texidor (1884-1957)/ arr. Winters (1870-1955) 
- Cheryl Lee, guest conductor
Vientos y Tangos (2010) - Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956)
- Anthony Messina, guest conductor
Concerto Gaucho (2007) - Kevin Walczyk (b. 1964)
- Joey Tartell, soloist
La ville d’en-haut (1987) - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
- Han Wang, soloist
American Jazz Suite (1992) - Allen Vizzutti (1952)
- Joey Tartell, soloist

Graduate Conducting Recital: December 5, 2016 - Murphy Hall Room 130

Brooke Humfeld, Anthony Messina, Nicholas Waldron, conductors
Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1985) - Mark Watters (1955)
- David Berrios, saxophone
- Anthony M. Messina, conductor
Variations on a Theme of Glinka (1878) - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
- Matthew Butterfield, oboe
- Nicholas P. Waldron, conductor
Concertino for Trombone Op. 45 no. 7 (1955/1979) - Lar-Erik Larsson (1908-1986) arr. by Mark F. Walker
- Mark Sweeney, trombone
- Brooke E. Humfeld, conductor

Prairie Winds: February 4, 2017 - Lied Center

A Glimpse of the Eternal (2016) - Aaron Perrine (b. 1979)
The Feel of A Vision - Chuck Mangione (b. 1940)
- Chris Vadala, saxophone
Sounds of Cinema - Rick DeJonge  
- Featuring The Boston Brass

February 15, 2017 - Lawrence High School

March 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center

(tentative repertoire)
March TBD
- Eric Stambaugh, guest conductor
A Glimpse of the Eternal (2016) - Aaron Perrine (b. 1979)
La ville d’en-haut (1987) - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
- Han Wang, soloist
Knells for Bonnie (2016) - Joel Puckett (b.1977)
- Sarah Frisof, soloist
Symphony No. 4: In the Shadow of No Towers (2013) - Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985)

College Band Directors National Association National Biennial Conference: March 15, 2017  - Kauffman Center

(tentative repertoire)
A Glimpse of the Eternal (2016) - Aaron Perrine (b. 1979) 
La ville d’en-haut (1987) - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
- Han Wang, soloist
Knells for Bonnie (2016) - Joel Puckett (b. 1977)  
- Sarah Frisof, soloist
Symphony No. 4: In the Shadow of No Towers (2013) - Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985)

April 18, 2017 - Lied Center

Millennium Canons (2003) - Kevin Puts (b. 1972)/arr. Mark Spede
- Anthony M. Messina, guest conductor
Stillness (2015) - Tom Davoren
- American premiere
- Matthew O. Smith, guest conductor
Variants on a Mediaeval Tune (1963) - Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)
- Brooke Humfeld, guest conductor 
Children's March (1918) - Percy Grainger  (1882-1961)
- Nicholas Waldron, guest conductor
Deep Field (2015) - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
- Consortium premiere

October 6 - Lied Center of Kansas

The Moon Glistens (2014) – Joni Greene (b. 1981)
Only Light (2014) – Aaron Perrine (b. 1979)
Profanation from “Jeremiah, Symphony No. 1” (1942) – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), arr. Frank Bencriscutto
- Allison Cockshaw, guest conductor Sheltering Sky (2012) – John Mackey (b. 1973)
Sinfonietta for Concert Band (1961) – Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970)

October 11 - Helzberg Hall, Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts

Shared with KU Opera
Matthew O. Smith and Sharon Toulouse, guest conductors
Fanfare for JFK (1961) – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Overture to Candide (1956) – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) trans. Grundman
Sinfonietta for Concert Band (1961) – Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970)
Profanation from “Jeremiah, Symphony No. 1” (1942) – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), arr. Frank Bencriscutto

Wind Ensemble/Chamber Winds: October 22 - Lied Center of Kansas

Margaret Marco, soloist
Selections from Dixtuor op. 14 (1906) – Georges Enescu (1881-1955)
- Allison Cockshaw, conductor
“Velocity Meadows” for electronics, video, oboe, and winds (2015) - Christopher Stark (b. 1980) - Consortium premiere
- Margaret Marco, soloist

November 12 - Lied Center of Kansas

“Citadel” for KU Sesquicentennial (2015) – James Barnes (b. 1949), world premiere
Divertimento op. 42 (1950) – Vincent Persichetti (1915 – 1987)
- Tonya Mitchell, guest conductor
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale (1877) - Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) / transcribed Egner
Winds of Nagual (1985) – Michael Colgrass (b. 1932)

November 13 - Lied Center of Kansas

Encore performance
“Citadel” for KU Sesquicentennial (2015) – James Barnes (b. 1949), world premiere
Divertimento op. 42 (1950) – Vincent Persichetti (1915 – 1987)
- Tonya Mitchell, guest conductor
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale (1877) - Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) / transcribed Egner
Winds of Nagual (1985) – Michael Colgrass (b. 1932)

Master’s Degree Recital: December 7 - Foster Rehearsal Room, Murphy Hall

Jong Ho Kim, soloist
Allison Cockshaw, conductor
Dixtuor op. 14, Mvt. I (1906) – Georges Enescu (1881-1955)
Festive Overture Op. 96 (1954) – Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) arr. Hunsburger
Song (2001) – William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Rose Variations (1955) – Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981)
- Jong Ho Kim, soloist
Profanation from “Jeremiah, Symphony No. 1” (1942) – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), arr. Frank Bencriscutto

Prairie Winds Festival: February 6 - Lied Center of Kansas

Shared with Jazz Ensemble I and KUSO
Jon Lewis, Margaret Marco, Steve Leisring, soloists
Concert Piece (1999) by James Curnow (b.1943)
- Jon Lewis, soloist
Velocity Meadows for solo oboe, video, electronics, and winds (2015) –   Christopher Stark (b. 1980)
- Margaret Marco, soloist
Arabesque (2004) - Joseph Turrin (b. 1947)
- Jon Lewis and Steve Leisring, soloists

February 23 - Lied Center of Kansas

Jeff Nelsen, soloist
El Capitan (1896) - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
The Glass Bead Game (1997) - James A. Beckel, Jr. (b. 1948)
- Jeff Nelsen, soloist
Wingspan (2015) - Gary Kuo
- Jeff Nelsen, soloist
World Premiere - Nathan Jones (b.1983)
- Steven Smyth, conductor
La Fiesta Mexicana: A Mexican Folk Symphony (1949) -- H. Owen Reed (1910-2014)

  1. Prelude and Aztec Dance
  2. Mass
  3. Carnival

April 18 - Lied Center of Kansas

Sarah Frisof, soloist
Sonoran Splendor (2015)  world premiere - Travis Rigby (b.1991)
- Robert E. Foster Composition Prize Winner
Mannin Veen (1933) - Haydn Wood (1882-1959)
- Allison Cockshaw, conductor
From a Dark Millennium (1981) –Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)
- Tonya Mitchell, conductor
Radiant Joy (2006) – Steven Bryant (b. 1972)
Piece for Solo Flute and Chamber Winds (2015) –Joel Puckett (b. 1977)
- world premiere
- Sarah Frisof, soloist
Visions Macabres, op. 40 (1979) – James Barnes (b. 1949)

Steven Smyth Lecture Recital: April 27 - Foster Rehearsal Hall

For additional repertoire please email kuband@ku.edu