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2017-2018 Season!

Manhattan Wind Ensemble is happy to announce that auditions for our 2017-2018 season will be held on Tuesday September 5 and Thursday September 7, 2017 at First Church of Christ, Scientist at 10 West 68th Street (at Central Park West). (Closest subways: 1 to 66 Street, B/C to 72nd Street)

To audition, please prepare the excerpts for your instrument, get ready to sight read, and sign up for an audition slot.

If you have any questions, please contact our personnel manager Dahlia at dahlia manhattanwindensemble.org

Windsprints! (Spring 2017)

Sarah Quiroz, Music Director
Justin R. Stolarik, Associate Conductor
Thursday, May 18, 8 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall

Audio
Windsprints – Richard Saucedo. Chris Dobbins, Guest conductor

October – Eric Whitacre.

Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 – Vincent Persichetti.

Suite of Old American Dances – Robert Russell Bennett. Conductor: Justin R. Stolarik

Chaos Theory – James Bonney. Marc Fernandez, Electric Guitar

Shepherd’s Hey – Percy Aldridge Grainger

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Program
Concert Program

Photos
Photos courtesty of Renee Nicole Gray

Our Favorite Things (Fall 2016)

Audio
Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral – Richard Wagner (arr. Cailliet)

Chester – William Schuman

Variations on a Korean Folk Song – John Barnes Chance

Lincolnshire Posy – Percy Aldridge Granger

Shadow Rituals – Michael Markowski

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Spring 2016 Media

Audio
Dance of the Jesters – Tchaikovsky arr. Cramer

Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger

Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst

Ale and Variations – Jim Theobald

Cheerio March – Edwin Franko Goldman arr. Vinson

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Giants (December 2015) Media

Audio
Jupiter – Gustav Holst

Fantasia in G Major – J.S. Bach

Symphony for Band – Morton Gould

Vesuvius – Frank Ticheli

Music from The Incredibles – Michael Giacchino

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Around the World in 60 Minutes (Spring 2015) Media

Around the World in 60 Minutes: May 21, 2015 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Around the World in 60 Minutes: May 21, 2015 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Video
Sheltering Sky – John Mackey

To Walk with Wings – Julie Giroux

Sunrise at Angel’s Gate – Phillip Sparke

El Salon Mexico – Aaron Copland (arr. M. Hindsley)

Solo una Volta! (Only Once) – Yasuhide Ito – Manhattan Wind Ensemble

Audio
Italian in Algiers (Overture) – Rossini (arr. L. Calliet)

Sheltering Sky – John Mackey

To Walk with Wings – Julie Giroux

Sunrise at Angel’s Gate – Phillip Sparke

El salon Mexico – Aaron Copland (arr. M. Hindsley)

Solo una Volta! (Only Once) – Yasuhide Ito

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Around the World in 60 Minutes

On May 21st Manhattan’s finest ensemble of wind musicians, under the direction of Sarah Quiroz, returns to the stage to present a program that will transport you around the world and then some, with original wind band compositions and transcriptions from nearly every corner of the earth.

So if you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, or can’t find the time to make it to Japan, MWE’s “Around the World in 60 Minutes” is the next best thing. Possibly even the best thing!

Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door.

The Program:
Italian in Algiers (Overture) – Rossini (arr. L. Calliet)
Sheltering Sky – John Mackey
To Walk with Wings – Julie Giroux
Sunrise at Angel’s Gate – Phillip Sparke
El salon Mexico – Aaron Copland (arr. M. Hindsley)
Solo una Volta! (Only Once) – Yasuhide Ito
New this concert!

You can purchase naming rights to individual sections of the band! The name you choose will be affixed to your section for the entirety of the 2015-2016 season, and you’ll basically be treated like minor royalty whenever we see you. (NOTE: section sponsorships do not come with a concert ticket).

2015-05-21 Spring Concert Flyer