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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

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

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

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)