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2017 – 2018 Season

Now in its 20th season, the Charles River Wind Ensemble promotes the performance, appreciation, and composition of classical and contemporary wind ensemble music. Our performances include brief talks and program notes about the composers and pieces being performed. By frequently performing new pieces by contemporary composers, the ensemble also supports the continued growth of the modern wind ensemble repertoire.

En Español     May 20, 2018

Matthew M. Marsit, Music Director

Duende: Four Preludes for Symphonic Wind Ensemble — Luis Serrano Alarcon

I. Allegro giusto

II. Animato

III. Cadenza a piacere; molto sentito

IV. Tempo de Buleria

Paso Doble Costa Rica — Otto Vargas Rojas

Symphony No. 3 "The Great Spirit" — Ferrer Ferran

I. Gaudí

II. La Sagrada Familia

Danzón No. 2 — Arturo Márquez (arr. Oliver Nichol)

Electrified Winds     March 11, 2018

Matthew M. Marsit, Music Director

Mothership — Mason W. Bates


Black Dog — Scott McAllister

Matthew Marsit, solo clarinet

Sebastian Boniauto, conductor

Aerospace — Maxime Aulio

Esctatic Waters — Steven Bryant

I. Ceremony of Innocence

II. Augurs

III. The Generous Wrath of Simple Men

IV. The Loving Machinery of Justice

V. Spiritus Mundi

Asphalt Cocktail — John Mackey

British Invasion     November 19, 2017

Matthew M. Marsit, Music Director

The Planets — Gustav Holst

I. Mars

II. Jupiter


English Folk Song Suite Ralph Vaughan Williams

conducted by Dave Day

I. March: "Seventeen Come Sunday"

II. Intermezzo: "My Bonny Boy"

III. March: "Folk Songs from Somerset"

Six Studies in English Folk Song Ralph Vaughan Williams

arr. Jerry Cadden

Richard Kesner, euphonium soloist

I. Adagio: "Lovely on the Water"

II. Andante sostenuto: "All on Spurn Point"

III. Larghetto: "Van Dieman's Land"

IV. Lento: "She Borrowed Some of Her Mother's Gold"

V. Andante tranquillo: "The Lady and the Dragoon"

VI. Allegro vivace: "As I Walked Over London Bridge"

Symphony No. 1 "Prometheus" — Daniel Basford

I. Slow, mysteriously

II. Vivace ritmoco

III. Steadily

IV. Maestoso sostenuto

Awayday — Adam Gorb

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