Program features exclusively Italian composers. Joining us will be our guest Conductor Davide Sgobbi who is coming all the way from Italy! Davide is Maestro at Corpo Bandistico Legnanese APS (Legnano MI, Italy), and Maestro at Orchestra Accademica (Legnano MI, Italy)
We are excited to get back and are doing so with a brand-new rehearsal venue on the Upper East Side.
There are many returning musicians, but new members are welcome. We are looking particularly to strengthen/ have openings in our Double Reeds (Oboe, Bassoon), French Horns, Low Brass (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba), and Percussion sections.
FALL 2021 Season Dates: First Rehearsal: Monday, October 4. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm [Avenue Church NYC, 1745 First Avenue] Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 5 Fall Concert: Saturday, December 11.
Manhattan Wind Ensemble will present our fall concert, Light and Shadow, on Saturday November 23, 2019 at Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Program includes: A Movement for Rosa – Mark Camphouse English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams Lights Out – Alex Shapiro Minor Alterations – David Lovrien Moth – Viet Cuong Rippling Watercolors – Brian Balmages
As the library of great wind band works continues to grow, now more than ever is it essential that our ensembles integrate music that not only is musically diverse, but exposes listener and performer alike to works by composers of varying gender, nationality and color.
For its Spring Concert, the Manhattan Wind Ensemble will be performing a program composed entirely of works by women. Featured composers include Jodie Blackshaw, Chen Yi, Rosalie Burrell, JoAnne Harris, Shelley Hanson, and Björk.
Music Director Sarah Fernández was inspired by a fellow musician in the ensemble to cultivate a program featuring the quality, meaningful repertoire written by women actively composing for wind band.
Overture to Dancer in the Dark – Björk
Spring Festival – Chen Yi
Laila – Rosalie Burrell
Albanian Dances – Shelley Hanson (guest conductor, Laurel Stinson)
Twist – Jodie Blackshaw
The Lighthouse – Joanne Harris
One Life Beautiful – Julie Giroux
Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet
and Wind Orchestra – Heitor Villa-Lobos. featuring principal players from the West Point Band:
Sgt. 1st Class Torin Olsen, flute
Sgt. 1st Class Anna Pennington, oboe
Sgt. 1st Class Kristen Mather de Andrade, clarinet Staff Sgt. Briana Lehman, bassoon
Join the worldwide movement this holiday season with Giving Tuesday. That’s right, you have heard of Black Friday, even Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017) is a chance to reflect back on and contribute to your favorite non profit groups. Manhattan Wind Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on contributions from the public. Funds help get our programs out to the community at a low cost.
We pay for music programming, rehearsal space, percussion rental, and concert expenses. You can definitely make a difference and help keep this programming going. Any amount helps, and we really appreciate every gift. You may also benefit from a tax deduction. The easiest way to contribute is to donate directly here on our website:
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)