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Passions: Icons of An Era
Released March 17, 2011
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) invites you to “Passions: Icons of An Era.” LSWO will perform engaging contemporary selections and reach back to the early days of the wind ensemble to present a passionate program of iconic works for wind band. The concert will be Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 pm at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX.
The program will include Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F for Military Band, Alfred Reed’s Armenian Dances, Part I, James Kazik’s Eviler Elves, Wataru Hokoyama's Nebula and David Maslanka’s Traveler.
“We are honored to have internationally renowned euphonium soloist Brian Bowman join LSWO on stage for a trio of pieces for euphonium and wind band including the famed Carnival of Venice by Herbert L. Clarke. His performance will be exciting and unique showcasing his talent performing Carnival of Venice with only one finger,” said Christopher Tucker, Director of Artistic Planning. “In addition, we thank Dr. Bowman for contributing to our educational outreach program with a master class benefiting student brass musicians.”
“This is a historic concert for us as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra will be the first professional wind band to stream a concert online, live from the Eisemann Center,” said Executive Director Robert Clark.
To view the concert via live streaming visit, http://www.lonestarwindorchestra.com/multimedia/video on Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 pm CT.
Ticket prices range from $10 - $40 and can be purchased in advance at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are also available.
For more information about Euphonium soloist Brian Bowman visit http://www.lonestarwindorchestra.com/press-room/articles?start=1.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Presents its Annual Percussion Extravaganza
Released March 7, 2011
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents a truly thrilling and crowd pleasing selection of music performed by the seven percussionists of the LSWO. The annual “Percussion Extravaganza” concert will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:30pm in the Eisemann Center’s Bank of America Theatre in Richardson, TX. Perfect for all ages, this performance will feature a post-concert “meet and greet” with the performers and their many fascinating instruments.
The concert will include music such as Emmanuel Séjourné’s Departures, John Mackey’s Mass, and the premiere performance of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes, transcribed for keyboard trio by the LSWO percussion ensemble’s own John Moran.
“This is one of our favorite concerts,” said Brandon Kelly, artistic administrator for LSWO’s percussion ensemble. “This year we are featuring instruments from around the world. The music selected does an outstanding job of showcasing the instruments. We know the audience is going to be blown away.”
The Pipes Are Callin’ you to LSWO Youth Winds First Stand Alone Concert this Season
Released March 1, 2011
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is proud to present the LSWO Youth Winds in their first stand alone concert of the season, The Pipes Are Callin’. The LSWO Youth Winds will perform a range of works featuring German fare at Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Auditorium on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 pm.
The program will include Richard Strauss’ Fanfare from Festmusik der Stadt Wien, Norman Dello Joio’s Scenes from “The Lourve,” Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry, Kathryn Salfelder’s Cathedrals and Richard Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral.
“The LSWO Youth Winds can’t wait to perform,” said Chris Bronson, artistic administrator for LSWO Youth Winds. “The quality of their performance never ceases to amaze me. They blow me away at each rehearsal. These students are dedicated and enjoy the challenge of playing high-level music. If you have student in band or were a former band member you won’t want to miss this concert!”
Tickets are available for $20 and can be purchased in advance at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are also available.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Converging Cultures
Released December 28, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) presents a special multicultural concert, Converging Cultures, on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 7:30 pm. Each season, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, with support from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, presents a concert for cultural enrichment of the city and surrounding metroplex. To celebrate the organization’s fifth season, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra showcases a multicultural program featuring music from the United States, Korea, Japan, Italy and Mexico, as well as American gem Summerland by African-American composer William Grant Still. The wind orchestra is led by Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon and will be joined by LSWO Assistant Conductor David D. Robinson.
The program will include a special pre-concert performance by the St. Philip’s Drum Club and a lobby performance during intermission by the Coppell Marimba Choir. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s featured program includes Chang-Su Koh’s Korean Dances, Roberto Sierra’s Tumbao from Sinfonia No. 3 “La Salsa,” Luigi Denza/Goto Funiculi, Funicula Rhapsody and Adam Gorb’s Yiddish Dances.
“We are excited to feature a special performance from the drum circle we have started with the Lone Star Kids partner school, St. Philip’s,” said Brandon Kelly, musician and drum circle leader. “It has really been amazing to see these kids transform and take an interest in music. It is the first time we have had a musical performance from one of our community outreach programs. This concert is going to be a lot of fun and you won’t want to miss it.”
Tickets for Converging Cultures start as low as $10. To purchase, call the TicketFusion Box Office at 877-548-3237 or order online at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 50 percent discount online.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Presents the World Premiere of McTee's Double Play
Released October 25, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) presents the world premiere of Dr. Cindy McTee’s Double Play on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Eisemann Center at 2:30 pm. LSWO will share the Eisemann Center stage with its younger counterparts, the LSWO Youth Winds. This double feature will showcase two outstanding groups and works by American composer Elaine Lebenbom and Memorial Award winner Dr. Cindy McTee.
The performance will include John Mackey’s Clocking, Samuel Scheidt/Daehn Canzona Bergamasca, Donald Grantham’s Spangled Heavens, Cindy McTee’s Circuits, Ryan George’s Firefly and the world premiere of Cindy McTee’s Double Play.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play this program,” said LSWO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Christopher Tucker. “Music on this concert is quite challenging and truly represents a collage of styles from jazz to contemporary, which should appeal to all music lovers.”
“I very much look forward to hearing my music played by the remarkable Lone Star Wind Orchestra, a professional-quality ensemble of considerable artistic accomplishment and a true Texas treasure we can all be proud of.” said Dr. Cindy McTee.
Tickets for “McTee’s Double Play” range from $10 - $40. To purchase, call 972-744-4650 or order online at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 50 percent discount online.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Kicks-Off Fifth Season With Tribute To Leonard Bernstein
Released August 26, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) kicks-off the fifth season on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Eisemann Center at 2:30 pm. LSWO will pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, an artistic legend and pioneer. Music will include works from the Broadway stage like Candide, On the Town, Fancy Free and West Side Story to works played in concert halls all the over the world including Fanfare for J.F.K. and the symphonic suite from the film score On the Waterfront.
Leonard Bernstein was American music’s renaissance hero, world-renowned his entire adult life as a composer, conductor, teacher, pianist and humanitarian. His music forged a sound full of life, energy and conviction.
“This is going to be an exciting concert,” said Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Music Director and Conductor of LSWO. “We hope the North Texas community will come out and join us for an unforgettable experience of soul to soul musicing. You won’t be disappointed!”
Tickets for a Bernstein Tribute range from $10 - $40. To purchase, call 972-744-4650 or order online at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 50 percent discount.