Paul W. Popiel, Conductor

2019-2020 Concert Season

Collage Concert

September 13 | 7:30 pm | Lied Center of Kansas


English Sweets

October 1 | 7:30 pm | Lied Center of Kansas 7:30pm

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 | 7:30 pm | 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


Mysticism – Celebrating the Creative Life of Michael Colgrass

November 14 | 7:30 pm Lied Center of Kansas 

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



February 1, 2020 Prairie Winds Festival Concert 7:30 pm Lied Center of Kansas

with Crossroads Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I



February 10, 2020 2:30pm 130 Murphy Hall, University of Kansas

DMA Conducting Recital - Bethany Amundson

Anahita, Roshanne Etezady 

The Moon Dreams Still, Kip Haaheim



March 18 7:30pm Lied Center of Kansas 

Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist, New York Philharmonic

The KU Trombone Choir


  • The KU Trombone Choir with Joseph Alessi

Tintagel, Arnold Bax/trans. Colnot 

  • Wind Ensemble premiere

Saturn Returns, Michael Markowski 

  • Tom Davoren, guest conductor

ISS Flyover, Peter Meechan

Quaternity, Bruce Broughton

  • Joe Alessi, soloist
  • Consortium and Kansas Premier


April 24 7:30pm Lied Center of Kansas 

7pm Blue Valley West High School Wind Ensemble

  • Cheryl Lee, conductor


  • Cheryl Lee, guest conductor

Max Q, Ben Justis

  • Robert E. Foster Composition Award Winner
  • World premiere

In Evening’s Stillness, Joseph Schwantner

  • John Leonard, conductor

Pictures at an Exhibition, Modest Mussorgsky/Ravel/Lavender 

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