The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
2016-2017 Concert Season

Paul W. Popiel, conductor


Fall 2016

September 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center
KU School of Music Collage concert
 
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) 
 
November 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center
Featuring Joey Tartell, trumpet
and Blue Valley West High School Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m.
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
 
December 5, 2016  2 p.m. - Murphy Hall Room 130
Graduate Conducting recital
 
Brooke Humfeld, Anthony Messina, Nicholas Waldron, conductors
Concertos! 
Repertoire TBD
 
February 4, 2017 - Lied Center
Prairie Winds
 
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 
Shared concert at Lawrence High School
Time And Repertoire TBA
 
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)
 
March 15, 2017  - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri 
College Band Directors National Association National Biennial Conference    
(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, 7:30 p.m. - Lied Center
 
Millennium Canons (2003) - Kevin Puts (b. 1972)/arr. Mark Spede 
            Anthony M. Messina, guest conductor
Stillness (2015)   - Tom Davoren
American premiere
Matthew 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
Lincolnshire Posy (1937) - Percy Grainger (1882-1961)/ed. Fennell

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