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Be Inspired by LSWO's Rising Stars
Released May 3, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) presents “Rising Stars,” the inaugural solo concert of the LSWO Youth Winds. The LSWO Youth Winds is comprised of the most talented students from bands across North Texas and is under the direction of Dr. Bradley Kent, Director of Fine Arts in the Richardson Independent School District. The concert will be Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.
The program includes Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat, Leonard Bernstein’s Slava!, Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, Karl L. King’s Melody Shop, Frank Ticheli’s Nitro and Jaromir Weinberger’s Polka and Fugue from “Schwanda, the Bagpiper.”
"We are very excited to launch the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Youth Winds. The LSWO Youth Winds will join our other educational outreach programs to deepen our participation in North Texas’ music education efforts,” said LSWO Board Chair Tommy Tompkins. “It is exciting to see how far our organization has come in four years. This concert gives us a glimpse into the future and we sincerely believe the LSWO Youth Winds will have a significant, positive impact on area band students and programs, the North Texas community at-large, and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra as an organization.”
Tickets for Rising Stars 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.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Lights Up the Stage
Released April 5, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) presents a grand program inspired by angels and their luminance. Pulling out all the stops, Principal Conductor Eugene Corporon will welcome to the stage Distinguished Visiting Composer Frank Ticheli, guitarist Fred Hamilton, and the LSWO Brass Quintet. The concert will also debut the LSWO Youth Winds under the direction of Dr. Bradley Kent. The concert will be Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. This is a performance you will not want to miss.
The master of ceremonies will be the host of WRR's Pastoral Reflections Reverend Monsignor Don Fischer, and the program will include John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, Jim Bonney's Chaos Theory, Frank Ticheli’s Nitro and Angels in the Architecture, Morten Lauridsen's Ave Maria and a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
"We are honored to have our world-renowned guests, Frank Ticheli and Fred Hamilton, joining us for this concert. Their music is an inspiration. It is an honor and a privilege to have them on stage with us at the concert,” said Artistic Director Christopher Tucker.
Tickets for Angels of Light 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.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Suite Serenades
Released February 4, 2010
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) plays ‘sweet’ chamber music from Lyn Murray’s quirky Ronald Searle Suite to Antonin Dvorak’s bold Serenade for Winds in d minor. The concert will be Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the BOA Theatre in the Eisemann Center located in Richardson, Texas. The wind orchestra is led by Principal Conductor and Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon and the concert will emceed by the host of WRR’s popular and informative “Art Matters” radio program, Quin Matthews.
The concert will feature the brass section of the LSWO performing Karel Husa’s stark Divertimento and the clarinet choir lightens the mood with English composer Guy Woolfenden’s Three Dances. One of the highlights of the program is the performance of the long lost Preludio for winds and brass by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
"In 1909, English professor Richard Walthew described chamber music as "the music of friends." Chamber music is intimate, conversational and welcoming, which is why the Lone Star Wind Orchestra has chosen the BOA Theatre in the Eisemann Center for this special performance." said Artistic Director Christopher Tucker.
Tickets for Suite Serenades are $20. To purchase, call 972-744-4650 or order online at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com.
Lone Star Wind Orchestra Kicks-Off The New Year with Danzas de Viento!
Released December 15, 2009
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) celebrates its second concert, Danzas de Viento! (Wind Dances), at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas on January 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Each season the LSWO partners with the Office of Cultural Affairs to give wind music lovers an evening to remember. The wind orchestra is led by Principal Conductor and Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Danzas de Viento! will feature special guests from the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico dancing to H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana.
Other works on the evening’s program include Joaquin Turina’s La Procession Du Rocio, Michael Gandolfi’s Vientos y Tangos, Roger Nixon’s Fiesta Del Pacifico, Jamie Texidor’s Spanish march Amparito Roca and Isaac Albeniz’s Leyenda.
“We are so excited to have our special guests joining us for this concert! They will truly add to the music that will be performed. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is also just as excited to have more than 350 students from Smith Middle School, Spruce High School and St. Phillips attending the performance. For most of these students it is their first time to attend a concert. We hope to spark their interest in music and provide them an engaging first time music experience,” said Chairman Tommy Tompkins.
Tickets for this special performance 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.
LSWO offers season tickets to Sunday concerts at the Eisemann Center!
Released September 25, 2009
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2009-2010 season with great music, phenomenal guest artists, a world-renowned conductor and premier musicians. Five concerts headline this season including four at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson and one at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The organization also adds a new ensemble to fold, the LSWO Youth Winds, with the focus to facilitate artistic and intellectual experiences for the highly motivated young musician, which, in turn, will foster creativity, cultural awareness, and a life-long love of the arts.
Concertgoers and fans of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra can now purchase season tickets to the LSWO Eisemann Sunday Series by calling the Eisemann Center Box Office at 972-744-4650. Between Thursday, September 24, 2009 and Wednesday, September 30, 2009, patrons can purchase season tickets and receive a 20% discount in addition to saving on all ticket fees.
The LSWO Eisemann Sunday Series Season Tickets include these concerts:
On October 1, 2009, individual seats for all concerts will be available online and by phone.
If you would like to join Lone Star’s E-mail list to receive additional information or special offers regarding future concerts, visit www.lonestarwindorchestra.com.
LSWO expands its “Lone Star Kids” program
Released September 15, 2009
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) is excited to announce the expansion of its “Lone Star Kids” Program, as St. Philip's School and Community Center will be Lone Star’s newest "partner" school. The organization will be providing valuable classroom learning and mentoring relationships, as well as after-school programming for these outstanding young students and their families. Generous Foundation support helps our organization leverage city and private funding to increase the impact of arts-in-education programs on student learning and achievement.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is a committed participant in community collaboration for arts-in-education, and firmly believes in the profound impact of music education on development of higher cognitive and social skills that translate into higher academic success and greater personal growth.
Through the "Lone Star Kids" Program, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra shares its artistic and educational resources with North Texas area schools by bringing the area's finest wind band musicians, conductors, and music educators into direct contact with students.
"Lone Star Kids" Program participants are selected from area Title-I middle school band programs and receive valuable artistic and educational experiences.
Students will have the opportunity to:
Since the beginning in 2007, the organization’s "Lone Star Kids" Program has served over 1,200 at-risk students through its educational and community outreach programs.
The vast majority of "Lone Star Kids" participants have never attended a classical music event and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra uses these opportunities to teach proper concert etiquette as a life skill that cannot be replicated in other ways. The organization also showcases culturally specific conductors, composers, and guest artists that serve as tremendously inspirational role models for these young students who would otherwise never know such career opportunities exist.
According to Kimberly Tucker, Head Band Director at Bussey Middle School in Garland, TX, the "Lone Star Kids" Program inspired her kids beyond belief. In a letter she wrote after her students attended one of Lone Star's concerts, Mrs. Tucker said, "This was the first time that a large majority of my students were able to experience an artistic event outside the city of Garland. Thank you for giving my young band students such a positive educational and artistic experience!"
Nothing inspires young musicians more than positive contact with leading artists in their field. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra brings students "face to face" and "behind the scenes" with top musicians, composers, and conductors for meaningful exchanges about the life changing effects of music while providing students with role models for their personal quest for artistic excellence.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra begins its 2009-2010 concert season on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson. If you would like to join Lone Star’s E-mail list to receive additional information or special offers regarding future concerts or if you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to help sponsor the Lone Star Kids outreach program, visit www.lonestarwindorchestra.com.
Lone Star opens with a cityscape flourish!
Released September 14, 2009
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra opens the 2009-2010 concert season with a flourish of musical gems inspired by city life, full of culture and history. This exciting program titled CityScapes will take place at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm. Led by principal conductor and music director Eugene Migliaro Corporon, the wind orchestra welcomes to stage guest artists Harmonie del Sur to perform Aaron Copland’s sublime Quiet City.
Other works on the program include Texas-based composer Scott McAllister’s new Popcopy, Satoshi Yagisawa’s ancient inspired work Machu Picchu, a look at the city of Paris through Martin Ellerby’s Paris Sketches, the rush of Scott Boerma’s Cityscape and to top things off, W. Paris Chamber’s concert march, The Chicago Tribune March.
Harmonie del Sur featuring trumpeter Robert Murray and English horn soloist Lauren Murray will also present a pre-concert lecture thirty minutes before the start of the concert.
CITYSCAPES tickets start as low as $10. To purchase, call 972-744-4650 or order online at www.lonestarwindorchestra.com. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 50% discount.
If you would like to join our email list to receive additional information or special offers regarding future concerts or if you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to help sponsor Lone Star’s educational and outreach programs, visit lonestarwindorchestra.com.