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
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)
We’re in the midst of planning our 2016-2017 season, which will be full of new and exciting performances. We start with auditions on September 8 and 9. Our fall concert will be December 14 at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music.
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.
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).
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