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Indiana Wind Symphony Concert, Feb. 21, 2016

January 11, 2016 Leave a comment

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Press Release
Indiana Wind Symphony

The Land of the Rising Sun, its beauty, culture, and people have served to inspire a number of composers. The Indiana Wind Symphony brings some of these aural impressions of Japan to life on the stage of the Carmel Palladium with works by Holst, Gilbert and Sullivan, and others, on Feb. 21, 2016, at 2:00 pm.

Additionally, 2016 begins the Wind Symphony’s celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana’s statehood.  The IWS will perform an Indiana-related work on each concert in 2016.

Hale A. Vandercook wrote the march Indiana Folks while he was the Bandmaster of La Pearl’s Circus in the 1890s. La Pearl’s winter quarters were in Crawfordsville, IN. He gained the most fame as a music educator, and the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago was his most important contribution in that field.

The Program

Charles Conrad, conductor

HOLST: Japanese Suite
WOLFRAM: Spectral Shift

Patty Hoover, B♭ clarinet;

Cindy Moss, E♭ clarinet;

Jay Parks, bass clarinet

SOUSA: Mikado March
GILBERT and SULLIVAN; arr. IRISH: Selections from The Mikado

 

Intermission

 

TARUYA:  The Archangel Raphael

VANDERCOOK:  Indiana Folks

GIROUX: Symphony #4-Bookmarks from Japan

 

Tickets:   Tickets cost $5 – $35 and are available at the Palladium Box Office, online at thecenterpresents.org, or by phone at 317-843-3800.  Discounted tickets are available for groups of 12 or more.

Indiana Wind Symphony Concert, Mar. 28, 2015

March 9, 2015 Leave a comment
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Carmel Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Stacy Clark
On behalf of the Indiana Wind Symphony

The Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) helps you discover the inspirational beauty of works inspired by hymns on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm, at the Carmel Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana.

The IWS March concert will be an inspirational one. Hymns, written to inspire the faithful, have often also served to inspire the composition of more complex works of music. The music to be performed will feature famous and a few not so famous hymn tunes.

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save” is an exciting work with brass fanfares and a wonderful fugue on the theme by Claude T. Smith that uses the United State Navy hymn, played by the horn quartet.

In Pride and Glory John Philip Sousa, the March King, uses “Onward Christian Soldiers” as the trio theme in this march.

Mannin Veen is the finale to the concert and the masterpiece of the early 20th century British composer Haydn Wood. This piece is a brilliant tribute to his home, the Isle of Man, and uses both Manx folktunes and hymns.

Sam Rhinesmith, who served as Director of Bands at North Central High School for three decades, will be presented with the 2015 James B. Calvert Outstanding Music Educator Award as part of this special evening.

The Program
Charles Conrad, conductor

SMITH: Eternal Father Strong to Save
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
REED: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
GRANTHAM: Kentucky Harmony

Intermission

SOUSA: Power and Glory
DEL BORGO: Do Not Go Gentle
HOLSINGER: On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss
SOUSA: The Great Revival March
WOOD: Mannin Veen

Tickets are $5-$35 and are available at the Palladium Box Office, online athttp://thecenterpresents.org/, or by phone at 317-843-3800. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 12 or more.

About the Indiana Wind Symphony

The Indiana Wind Symphony is in its 16th season of performing as Indiana’s premier adult concert band, under the direction of Dr. Charles Conrad.

This 75-piece adult concert band is comprised of professional musicians, music educators and other serious avocational musicians who work in a variety of other professions.

The group has performed several American premiers of compositions by leading composers and showcased the musical talent of native Hoosiers and nationally-renowned soloists.

The Indiana Wind Symphony is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to present artistic performances of significant music for band and wind ensemble to the Central Indiana community. More athttp://www.IndianaWindSymphony.org/.

Indiana Wind Symphony 2014-2015 Season

June 30, 2014 Leave a comment
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ABOVE: Carmel Palladium. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Stacy Clark
Indiana Wind Symphony
http://www.indianawindsymphony.org/

The Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) presents its 2014-2015 season concert schedule. The IWS will perform its 16th season under the direction of Dr. Charles Conrad.  All season concerts are performed at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana.
The 2014-2015 concerts and selections from each performance include:
Bicentennials–The Star Spangled Banner and the Saxophone – September 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Internationally recognized saxophone virtuoso Kenneth Tse joins the IWS in celebration of the 200th birthday of the Star Spangled Banner and Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.
SOUSA: Stars and Stripes Forever
MACKEY: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
TICHELI:  Blue Shades
Summon the Heroes – November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Pianist Kelleen Strutz joins the IWS in a concert dedicated to heroism.
WILLIAMS: Summon the Heroes
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
CAMPHOUSE: Movement for Rosa
Holiday Dreams – December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Soprano Jessamyn Anderson, Santa and Mrs. Claus put the entire family in the holiday spirit.
ADAM: O Holy Night
ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival
Wizards, Witches and Hobbits, Oh My! – February 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Indiana Wind Symphony uses magical music from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world to conjure up witches, wizards, and hobbits in a spellbinding concert.
SCHWARTZ: Selections from Wicked
WILLIAMS: Harry Potter Suite
DE MEIJ: Lord of the Rings
Hymn Songs – March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Concert works inspired by beloved hymns.
GRANTHAM: Kentucky Harmony
SOUSA: Power and Glory
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
The Power of Brass – May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Soloists James Beckel and Julie Beckel Yager join the IWS to perform outstanding works of music that feature brass instruments, including Mr. Beckel’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Glass Bead Game.
COPLAND:  Fanfare for the Common Man
RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome
FELICE: Power Plays
Season subscriptions for all six concerts go on sale starting July 1, 2014 online at http://thecenterpresents.org/, by phone at 317-843-3800 or visit the Palladium box office at the Center for the Performing Arts.  Discounted tickets are available for groups of 12 or more.

Indiana Wind Symphony Concert in Carmel, Feb. 22

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment
Carmel Palladium

Carmel Palladium. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Stacy Clark
On behalf of the Indiana Wind Symphony
http://www.indianawindsymphony.org/

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) is your vessel to escape the cold and dreary Indiana winter.  Take a trip – By Air or By Sea – on this musical journey sailing the high seas and soaring through the open skies.  This performance will take place at the Palladium in The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana.

All pieces for this performance are themed around travel by plane or ship.  The concert begins with Traveler, a work by eminent American composer David Maslanka.   Libby Doublestein, IWS Principal Bassoon, performs the Bassoon Concerto of Frigyes Hidas.  The IWS enjoyed a long relationship with Hidas, performing the American premieres of his many of his major works from 1999 until his death in 2007.

Harrison’s Dream by English composer Peter Graham, is a favorite of IWS members.  The work celebrates John Harrison’s landmark invention – a clock that allowed ships at sea to accurately measure the longitude of their location, thus preventing hundreds of ship wrecks and the ensuing loss of life and property.

The concert ends with James Curnow’s magnificent Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew, inspired by a WWII aviator’s poem.

The Program
Dr. Charles Conrad, Conductor
Libby Doublestein, Bassoon

MASLANKA: Traveler
KING: Canton Aero Club
WOLFRAM: The Swashbuckler
NESTICO: Sabrejet
HIDAS: Concerto for Bassoon

Intermission

GOODWIN/DAEHN: Aces High
GRAHAM: Harrison’s Dream
KING: The Aviation Tournament
CURNOW: Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew

Tickets are currently on sale starting at just $20 and may be purchased at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Palladium, online at http://thecenterpresents.org/, or by phone at 317-843-3800.  Student discounts are valid through college age.  Groups of 12 or more do receive a discounted ticket rate as well as other benefits – call the Box Office for more information.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Dec. 2-8, 2013

December 1, 2013 Leave a comment