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Spring 2014 Concert


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


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



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
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)