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Lone Star flies free with All That Jazz!
Released February 24, 2009
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra concludes its 2008-2009 concert season with an exhilarating and fast-paced program titled All that Jazz! On Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm, principal conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon and guest conductor Shannon Kitelinger will lead the wind orchestra, performing works by Gershwin, Bernstein and Ticheli, at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra will welcome to the stage this season’s Distinguished Visiting Composer, John Mackey. Mackey is a composer rock star among the classical music world, and the New York Times has described his music as “electrifying: a terse, powerful explosion of transformative energy.” Lone Star will perform Mackey’s Strange Humors as well as give a special pre-concert performance of the composer’s clarinet and percussion chamber work titled Damn!
The concert also features the world-renowned One O’Clock Jazz Trio as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra takes “broken wings and learns to fly” with a Shelly Berg arrangement of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Blackbird. The One O’Clock Jazz Trio includes drummer Michael D'Angelo, bass player Ryan Hagler and pianist Ben Haugland.
Other works on the program include Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Frank Ticheli’s Blue Shades, George Gershwin’s Second Prelude and Robert Sheldon’s Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan.
ALL THAT JAZZ! tickets 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% discount.
Lone Star celebrates unity with a special concert tribute to Black History Month
Released January 7, 2009
Join us on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 7 pm, as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra will present a concert titled I Have A Dream, paying tribute to our multifaceted and diverse African-American culture. The program will serve as a prelude to celebrate Black History Month.
In the majestic Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, this exciting concert will incorporate featured works by African-American composers, James Kimo Williams’ Fanfare for Life, Scott Joplin’s Combination March and Dwayne Milburn’s American Hymnsong Suite as well as works inspired by Black America including A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse, Selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin and Texas-based composer Scott McAllister’s Krump. Vocalist Cassandra Berry will sing the powerful chant We Shall Overcome and guest conducting will be African-American conductor, Nicholas Williams, Assistant Director of Bands at the University of North Texas.
One of the highlights of the evening will be a performance of Frank Ticheli’s moving arrangement of Amazing Grace while a visual collage displays memorable moments in Black American History leading up to the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is proud to support The Office of Cultural Affairs' mission of bringing the highest quality of culturally diverse programming appealing to the widest population of Dallas citizens.
I HAVE A DREAM tickets range from $10-$40. To purchase, call 800-462-7979 or order online at www.centralticketoffice.com. Group rates of 10 or more are available.
Lone Star embraces the Spirit of Christmas on December 14
Released November 13, 2008
It’s all about the holidays! On Sunday, December 14th at 3:30 p.m., the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Plano will light up with musical cheer as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Jennifer Kitelinger and principal conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon, engulfs the audience in the holiday spirit of Christmas. The concert titled Home for the Holidays will be a family event to remember with familiar tunes, a sing-a-long and a visit by the Christmas maestro himself, Santa Claus!
Tickets are $15 and are available at LoneStarWindOrchestra.com. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a discount on ticket prices. Call 214-738-1495 for group rate purchases.
The program includes James Beckel’s brass feature A Christmas Fanfare, the mighty Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed, Howard Hanson’s romantic Triumphal Ode and an Irish-inspired version of Patapan by Shelley Hanson. Other classics include Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys, J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and old-time favorites A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.
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, visit LoneStarWindOrchestra.com.
Lone Star Salutes Our American Heroes Released
October 15, 2008
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Eugene Migliaro Corporon, is launching its exciting 2008-2009 concert season with a matinee performance on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 2:30 pm at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. This inspirational concert titled “An American Salute” celebrates not only the triumphs of our veterans, but also embraces our current military heroes and their families who are giving so much to our nation.
Tickets range from $10 to $40 and are available at LoneStarWindOrchestra.com or by calling 972-744-4650. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 50% discount. Call 972-744-4650 for group rate purchases.
All veterans as well as current military personnel and their immediate families will receive a special 50% discounted ticket price. To receive your veteran discount call 972-744-4650 and mention discount code “66”.
This concert marks the season debut with Eugene Migliaro Corporon in his new position as Principal Conductor of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Corporon is one of the most well-respected band directors in the United States and is also currently the conductor of the North Texas Wind Symphony and Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. In a recent interview, Corporon said, “The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is one of the most exciting groups I have ever worked with and this season is going to be remarkable! I’m amazed and energized by the high performance level this all-volunteer group has reached in only its third season.”
The American classics being performed at the 90-minute concert will include rousing favorites by gifted composers such as:
- Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
In addition to celebrating our American heroes at this concert, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra will continue to build on its vision of “inspiring and educating through music” with its Lone Star Kids outreach program. The goal of this program is to teach middle school children the many benefits of participating in band and the positive impact music can have in their life.
There will be two Title-1 schools and 200+ kids participating in the Lone Star Kids outreach program for this concert. They will be provided free tickets to this event at the world-class Eisemann Performance Center and will have premier seating to get an “up-close and personal” concert experience.
The two schools represented at this concert are Richardson's Apollo Junior High School and Liberty Middle School.
According to Kimberly Tucker, Head Band Director at Bussey Middle School in Garland, TX, the Lone Star Kids outreach program inspired her kids beyond belief. In a letter she wrote after her students attended one of Lone Star's concerts last year, 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!"
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 the Lone Star Kids outreach program, visit LoneStarWindOrchestra.com.