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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

Fall 2014 Concert Media

Audio
Marche Hongroise from La Damnation de Faust (Hector Berlioz)

Chorale and Alleluia, Op. 42 (Howard Hanson)

Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn (Norman Dello Joio)

Toccata Marziale (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Symphonic Songs for Band (Robert Russell Bennett)

Nitro (Frank Ticheli)

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Spring 2014 Concert

Video

Audio
Frank Ticheli, Blue Shades

Johan De Meij, Symphony no. 1, The Lord of the Rings
1. Gandalf (The Wizard)
2. Lothlorien (The Elvenwood)
3. Gollum (Sméagol)
4. Journey in the Dark
5. Hobbits

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Christopher Baum

After helping to grow and develop MWE into the ensemble it is today, Music Director Christopher Baum is leaving MWE at the end of the 2013-2014 season. The board is currently in the process of selecting a new music director and we look forward to announcing who will be taking on the challenge of guiding MWE into our next chapter. 

Baum’s final concert as Music Director will be the MWE Spring Concert at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music on May 20, 2014. The program will consist of:

Frank Ticheli, Blue Shades

Johan De Meij, Symphony no. 1, The Lord of the Rings

I. Gandalf (The Wizard)

II. Lothlorien (The Elvenwood)

III. Gollum (Sméagol)

IV. Journey in the Dark

a. The Mines of Moria
b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm

V. Hobbits

Fall 2012 Concert

December 2013 Media

December 17, 2013
14th Street Y
Conductor: Christopher Baum

Program

Video

Audio
Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein (arr. Grundman)

English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Eclipse– Arnold Rosner

Ballad for Band – Morton Gould

Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band feat. Jennifer Gliere, soprano – Bernard Gilmore

Commando March – Samuel Barber (ed. Collinsworth)

Riverside Park

October 6, 2013
Riverside Park
New York, NY
116th Street Overlook
2:00pm 
Join us for a FREE outdoor concert! Presented as part of the Riverside Park Conservancy’s Fall 2013 Overlook Concerts series.
Coronation March: Crown Imperial – William Walton (arr. Duthoit)
Mannin Veen: Dear Isle of Man – Haydn Wood
October – Eric Whitacre
English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Folk Dances – Dmitri Shostakovich (ed. Reynolds)
Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger
Amparito Roca – Jaime Texidor (arr. Winter)