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The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Invites you to Go Green!
Released April 1, 2012
LSWO invites you to go green and celebrate Earth Day with joyous dance-inspired music! This special concert, titled “As the World Dances,” will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX.
The concert also features the 2011-2012 distinguished visiting composer and award-winning American composer Carter Pann. Pann will showcase a couple of his masterpieces including Slalom, inspired by the thrill of downhill skiing.
On January 6 of this year, the wind band world lost a beloved advocate, American composer Francis McBeth. McBeth was Texas-born (Ropesville, Texas in 1933) and attended high school in Irving. He taught composition in Texas and Arkansas and was highly-respected as a wind band composer. The LSWO will pay tribute to him with a performance of his Wine From These Grapes.
Led by LSWO Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon, the program will also include Philip Sparke’s Dance Movements (Finale), Carter Pann’s Richard and Renée, and Martin Ellerby’s New World Dances along with Dan Welcher’s Upriver featuring violinist Caitlin Whitehouse. Upriver chronicles the nature explorations of Lewis and Clark, celebrating as the composer describes, “Voyageurs, native Americans, and hardy soldiers with music actually sung and played on the expedition.”
“We are honored to have the award-winning American composer Carter Pann join us for this concert,” said LSWO’s director of artistic planning Christopher Tucker. “His music has been performed around the world and he has become widely popular for wind bands.”
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. For tickets, call the Eisemann Center Box Office at (972) 744-4650 or visit lonestarwindorchestra.com.
Experience the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Percussion Ensemble
Released February 15, 2012
LSWO invites you to experience the Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s Percussion Ensemble on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the BOA Theater at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Percussion Ensemble presents a truly thrilling and crowd pleasing selection of music for percussion. From cymbals to drums, tambourines to anvils, this concert will enhance the senses with heart-pounding rhythms and engaging sounds. Perfect for all ages, this performance will feature a post-concert “meet and greet” with the performers and their many fascinating instruments.
“This is always such a fun and exciting concert,” said Executive Director Barry Knezek. “The ensemble especially loves the “meet and greet” after the concert. Kids and adults have a chance to try the different instruments and ask questions. If you know someone interested in percussion this is definitely the concert to come to!”
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. For tickets, call the Eisemann Center Box Office at (972) 744-4650 or visit www.lonestarwindorchestra.com.
Join the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Youth Winds as they pay tribute the works of American composers
Released February 1, 2012
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) invites you to pay tribute to American composers as the LSWO Youth Winds performs works from Frank Ticheli, Donald Granthum and Robert Russell Bennett. The concert will be Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm in the Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.
LSWO Youth Winds conductor, Dr. Bradley Kent brings the American sound to SMU’s Caruth Auditorium for an exhilarating concert that you will not want to miss! The program will include Frank Ticheli’s An American Elegy, Donald Grantham’s Honey in the Rock, John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances.
“We wanted to put together a program that would be fun and entertaining,” said Rylon Guidry, artistic administrator for LSWO Youth Winds. “This concert will be just that and demonstrate the unique sound that each of the composers expresses in their music.”
“We are proud of the quality of concerts the LSWO Youth Winds have performed,” said Stephanie Braislin, LSWO board chair. “If you haven’t attended one of their concerts, please come out and support this group of amazing musicians.”
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. For tickets, contact the TicketFusion Box Office at (877) 548-3237 or visit lonestarwindorchestra.com.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Invites You to Travel to Valencia, Spain - Experience the Music of Valencia through LSWO’s Annual Cultural Concert
Released January 1, 2012
LSWO kicks off the New Year partnering with the region of Valencia, Spain and the City of Dallas to bring you a culturally enriched program featuring works by Valencian composers. Titled “From Dallas to Valencia,” the concert will be on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX.
Music Director and Conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon leads the Lone Star Wind Orchestra in works by Joaquín Rodrigo, Francisco Arturo Bort-Ramon, José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana and Martinez Gallego. Southern Methodist University professor and cellist Andrés Diaz performs Spanish romanticism with Luis Serrano Alarcón’s Tramonto. LSWO Assistant Conductor Robert Schwartz also joins the concert conducting a lively pasodoble. The program is presented in collaboration with Editors Musicals Valencians Associats (EMVA) and the Instituto Valenciano de la Exportación (IVEX).
The program will include:
The LSWO program celebrates the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. The LSWO will partner with the Latino Cultural Center to have photographs of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge along with SMU’s Gifted and Talented Program and Trinity Trust’s 22-foot long model of the bridge displayed in the Meyerson lobby before the concert and during intermission. There will also be a special intermission performance by the kids of the LSWO-St. Philip’s Drum Club.
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. Visit http://tickets.attpac.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=24406 or call 214-880-0202 to purchase your tickets.
Celebrate the Holidays with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and LSWO Youth Winds
Released November 1, 2011
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) invites you to celebrate the holiday season with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Youth Winds. The LSWO Youth Winds will perform a holiday concert on Sunday, December 4 at 4:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Plano, TX.
The concert will include music of John Williams, Morten Lauridsen, and David Maslanka along with seasonal festive selections to get you in the spirit of the holidays. The program will also feature a side-by-side performance with members of the LSWO, allowing the youth winds an opportunity to work with professional musicians.
“Our patrons and musicians have been asking the organization to perform a holiday concert,” Rylon Guidry, artistic administrator for LSWO Youth Winds. “We hope attendees will make us a part of their holiday traditions.”
“We are more than happy to help North Texans get in the holiday spirit,” said Stephanie Braislin, LSWO board chair. “In conjunction to putting on this concert, we will also be collecting gifts for WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers. This year Santa’s Helpers has more than 50,000 needy children registered to receive gifts. Guests are invited, but not required, to bring a new toy to donate.”
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. Visit www.lonestarwindorchestra.com.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Kicks off its Sixth Season with a Tribute to Gershwin
September 1, 2011
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) invites you to kick off the sixth season with a tribute to American composer George Gershwin. Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon and the LSWO will perform some of Gershwin’s most memorable and recognizable works, which will ensure an entertaining concert experience for any music lover. The concert will be Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX.
This jazzed up program will feature Jose Feghali, Gold Medalist of the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing Rhapsody in Blue. Gershwin songs include “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Women Now” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” sung by soprano Jennifer Ciobanu and baritone Christian Bester.
“I am so excited to be performing again with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra,” said Soprano Jennifer Ciobanu. “After the success of last year’s Bernstein concert, I know the upcoming performance will provide the same fantastic experience singing some of American Opera’s most beloved and well-known music. As a singer, it is a privilege to have such a great ensemble to collaborate with, and the music of George Gershwin is such a pleasure to both perform and hear. This concert is not to be missed!”
“We are honored to have Jose Feghali help kick off the season,” said Music Director and Conductor of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Eugene Migliaro Corporon. “He is exceptionally talented and we are grateful to have him join us for this concert!”
“Over the summer we have worked to put together a fun and exciting season with many talented guest artists,” said Christopher Tucker, LSWO’s director of artistic planning. “We hope the North Texas community will come out and enjoy our performances.”
General admission is $20; discounts are available for groups, students and senior citizens. Visit www.lonestarwindorchestra.com or call 972-744-4650 to purchase your tickets.