The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
2015-2016 Concert Season

Paul W. Popiel, conductor


Fall 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m. - 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)

Sunday, October 11 - Helzberg Hall, Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts in KCMO – 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

Thursday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center of Kansas
Wind Ensemble/Chamber Winds
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

Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. - 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)

Friday, November 13, 1:30 p.m. - Lied Center of Kansas
Encore Free 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)

Monday, December 7, 2:00 p.m. - Foster Rehearsal Room, Murphy Hall
Master’s Degree Recital
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

Spring 2015

Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center of Kansas
Prairie Winds Festival - shared with Jazz Ensemble I and KUSO

Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center of Kansas
Jeff Nelsen, soloist
Sonoran Splendor (2015) world premiere - Travis Rigby (b. ?)
Robert E. Foster Composition Prize Winner
The Glass Bead Game ( 1997) - James A. Beckel, Jr. (b. 1948)
Jeff Nelsen, soloist
La Fiesta Mexicana (1949) -- H. Owen Reed (1910-2014)

Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center of Kansas
Sarah Frisof, soloist
Nocturne: Lullaby from Wind Says Good Night (2007) –David Dzubay (b. 1964)
Mannin Veen (1933) --Haydn Wood (1882-1959)
Allison Cockshaw, conductor
From a Dark Millennium (1981) –Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)
Tonya Mitchell, conductor
Untitled: Piece for Solo Flute and Chamber Winds, world premiere (2015) –Joel Puckett (b. 1977)
Sarah Frisof, soloist
Visions Macabres, op. 40 (1979) –James Barnes (b. 1949)

April 27 or 29, 2:00 p.m. - Foster Rehearsal Hall
Steven Smyth Lecture Recital- April 27 or 29


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