The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble

 

Paul W. Popiel, conductor

2018-19 Concert Season


Collage Concert
September 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center of Kansas
“Finale” from Symphony #9 (2018) - James Barnes (b. 1949)
 
 
 
September 20 | 7:30 p.m. | 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 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center
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 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center
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 | 7 p.m. | Blue Valley West High School
Symphony No. 4 (1993) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)
Paul W. Popiel, conductor
 
 
 
February 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center | Prairie Winds Festival
The Jayhawk: Magic Bird Overture (1975) - Kirke Mechan (b.1925) trans. Ramsey
Sharon Toulouse, conductor
Overture to Candide (1956) - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) trans. Grundman
Nick Waldron, conductor
Saxophone Solo - TBA - Jeff Coffin, guest artist
Baron Cimetiere's Mambo (2004) - Donald Grantham (b. 1947)
 
 
 
February 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center
Emblems (1964) – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Ecstatic Waters (2008) – Steven Bryant (b.1972)
Nils Landsberg, conductor 
Symphony in Bb (1951) – Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
 
 
 
March 6 | 2 p.m. | Murphy Hall, Room 130
DMA Conducting recital
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 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center
Concerto for Band (2019) – Tom Davoren (b.1986) 
World Premiere
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 
First Symphony for Band (2008) – William Bolcom (b.1938)
 
 
 
April 26 | 2 p.m. | Murphy Hall, Room 130
MM Conducting recital
Brett Keating, conductor
Arbos (1977/1986/2001) - Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
First Suite in Eb (1909) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934) ed. Colin Matthews
Suite Dreams (2008) – Steven Bryant (b.1972)
Gone (2013) – Scott McAllister (b.1969)
Bells for Stokowski (2002) – Michael Daugherty (b.1954)

 

March 3 | 2 p.m. | Murphy Hall, Room 130
DMA Cognate Recital 
Justin Harbaugh, conductor
Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op.44 (1878) - Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

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