BKWS 2014-15 Season

Our Favorite Things

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 6P

PROGRAM

Clifton Williams
Caccia and Chorale

Malcolm Arnold
Arr. John P. Paynter

Four Scottish Dances

John Mackey
The Frozen Cathedral

Viet Cuong
Sound and Smoke

Trade Winds

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 @ 1:30P

With Eltham High School Symphonic Winds (Victoria, Australia)

PROGRAM

Shostakovich
Festive Overture

Mower
Flute Concerto

Husa
Music for Prague 1968

Modern Wind Symphony

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 @ 6P

PROGRAM

Meechan
Fragile Oasis

Ewazen/Allen
Concerto for Three Trombones and Wind Ensemble

Maslanka
A Child’s Garden of Dreams

Postcards

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 2P

PROGRAM

Markowski
joyRIDE

Maslanka
Clarinet Concerto

H.O. Reed
La Fiesta Mexicana


Summer 2014

Make Music New York in Bryant Park
Saturday, June 21, 2014 @ 3P & 4:30P

PROGRAM

Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale

Brooklyn Wind Symphony and Grand Street Community Band, along with hundreds more, got the chance to perform in the heart of midtown Manhattan this summer. They performed Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale - declared as “one of the great ceremonial pieces of all time” by critic Virgil Thomson. Read about the performance in The New York Times.

 

BKWS 2013-14 Season

Winter Concert

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 @ 1:30P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Markowski
Remember the Molecules

Bilik
Block M

Maslanka
Requiem

Bach (trans. Daehn)
Contrapunctus V

Ewazen
Triple Concerto **Exclusive Preview**
Featuring the Brooklyn Wind Symphony trombone section: Bob Bennet, Alicia Aubin & Dan Dicker

Cuong
Moth
**Exclusive Preview**

 

Midwest Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 @ 8:30A

Location: Ballroom W375AB McCormick Place West in Chicaco, IL

PROGRAM

Markowski
Remember the Molecules

Bilik
Block M

De Meij
UFO
Johan de Meij, guest conductor
Jason Ham (Euphonium), guest soloist

Maslanka
Requiem

Jennings
Prehistoric Suite
Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, guest conductor

Bach (trans. Daehn)
Contrapunctus V
Brian Worsdale, guest conductor

Ewazen
Triple Concerto
**World Premiere**
The trombone section of the Buffalo Philharmonic, guest soloists

Cuong
Moth
**World Premiere**

www.midwestclinic.org

Modern Wind Symphony

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 @ 1:30P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Paul Hindemith
Symphony in Bb

David R. Gillingham
Vintage
Featuring soloist Sgt. Joseph M. Bello from The United States Air Force Band, euphonium

Yasuhide Ito
Gloriosa

A Night at the Movies

Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 7P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Markowski
Famishius Fantasticus

Williams (trans. Hunsberger)
Star Wars Trilogy

Bernstein (trans. Lavendar)
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"

Whitacre
Gawd$illa Eats Las Vegas

 


Summer 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 2P
Location: Concert Grove (Oriental Pavilion) at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY


Special Event

Colombia Festival of Winds - Saturday, Mar. 3, 2013 @ 4:50P
Location: Columbia University, New York, NY

PROGRAM

Maslanka Symphony No. 4

www.columbiafestivalofwinds.org/

 


BKWS 2012-13 Season

Fall Concert
Our Favorite Things: Fifth Anniversary Concert

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Creston
Celebration Overture

Marquez (Nickel)
Danzon no. 2

Whitacre
October

Grainger
Lincolnshire Posy

Fillmore
Rolling Thunder

Winter Concert:
Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Fucik
Florentiner March

Mackey
Hymn to a Blue Hour

Maslanka
Give Us This Day

Green
Symphony for Band

Modern Wind Symphony

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Elixir
Michael Markowski

Meechan
Requiem Paraphrases Featuring Jodie Wilkerson (Euphonium)

Maslanka
Symphony No. 4

Design of a Decade: Works of the Last Ten Years

Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 1:30P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Wilson
Awakening

Gandolfi
Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme

Pann
Hold this Boy and Listen

Ticheli
Angels in the Architecture

Maslanka
Requiem **Commissioned World Premiere**


Summer 2012

Summer Starz, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 @ 6:30P
Location: East River Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - N 8th St @ Kent Ave

Prospect Park Concert, Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 2P
Location: Concert Grove (Oriental Pavilion) at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY


BKWS 2011-12 Season

October Concert

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Xerxes
Mackey

Gandolfi
Vientos y Tangos

 Benson
The Leaves are Falling 

H. Owen Reed
La Fiesta Mexicana

Fucik
Entry of the Gladiators 

 

December Concert
An All American Winter

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Bernstein/Grundman
Overture to Candide

Gould
Santa fe Saga 

Maslanka
Unending Stream of Life

Bilik
Block M

 

March Concert:
The Music of John Barnes Chance

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012 @ 2P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Chance
Blue Lake Overture

Chance
Introduction and Capriccio

Chance
Elegy

 

Chance
Symphony No. 2 

Chance
Incantation and Dance

 

June Concert
Brooklyn Wind Symphony’s European Vacation

Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 2

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Holst
Hammersmith 

Milhaud
Suite Francaise

Delle Cese
Inglesina

Wagner/Hindsley
Prelude and Love – Death

Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture

 


Special Event

Launch of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 @ 7P 
Location: Brooklyn Fireproof - 119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, NY

Celebrate the start of our new season and the launch of our new name on October 14 at our first fundraising event of the 2011-2012 season at the Brooklyn Fire Proof in Williamsburg. We will have our own private room, and a night of jazz combos, classical ensembles and delicious drink specials will culminate with a dance party, complete with a DJ spinning tunes.

 

Summer 2011

Prospect Park Concert, Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1P
Location: Concert Grove (Oriental Pavilion) at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Starz, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 @ 7P
Location: East River Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - N 8th St @ Kent Ave
Sponsored by Town Square Inc.


Special Event

Lincoln Center Concert
DCINY Presents: Winds From The South
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011 @ 8P
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, New York, NY

PROGRAM 

David Maslanka Mother Earth
Johan de Meij Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings (Mvts. I, IV & V) 


BKWS 2010-11 Season

Concert Band Hero: World Tour

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3P

PROGRAM

Ives
Variations on America

Makris (arr. Bader)
Aegean Festival Overture

Marquez (arr. Nickel)
Danzon No. 2

Dello Joio
Scenes from the Louvre

Chance
Variations on a Korean Folksong

 

A Russian Home for the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 @ 5P

PROGRAM

Bernstein
Slava!

Shostakovich (arr. Reynolds)
Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14 

Fucik 
Florentiner March  

Ticheli
Sanctuary

Mussorgsky (arr. Buehlman)
Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov

(Combined with GSC Students) 

 

The Modern Wind Symphony

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 @ 5P

PROGRAM

Maslanka
Mother Earth

Cecile Chaminade/Wilson
Concertino 

Johan De Meij
Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings 

 

A Bridge to the Past

Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 2P

PROGRAM

Schuman
George Washington Bridge

Daugherty
Brooklyn Bridge Featuring Grover Edwards (Clarinet) 

Ron Nelson
Rocky Point Holiday 

Berlioz
Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale 

 


Special Event

Colombia Festival of Winds, Sunday, Mar. 6, 2010 @ 4:35P
Location: Columbia University, New York, NY

PROGRAM 

Lord of the Rings Symphony for Band - Johan de Meij

www.columbiafestivalofwinds.org


BKWS 2009-10 Season

Party Like it's 1909!

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 @ 3P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Vaughan Williams/Hudson
Overture to the Wasps

Grainger
Children's March

Ives
Finale from Symphony No. 2

Ives/Elkus
Old Home Days

Debussy/Tatabe
Fetes from Nocturnes

Holst
First Suite for Military Band in Eb

 

Winter Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Reed
El Camino Real

Smith
Three Contrasts for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble

Gorb
Yiddish Dances

Laurudsen/Reynolds
O Magnum Mysterium

Shostakovich
Finale from Symphony No. 5

 

 

The Modern Wind Symphony

Sunday, Mar. 14, 2010 @ 3P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Young
Tempered Steel

Curnow
Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band

Barnes
Symphony No. 3

Spring Concert 

Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 3P

Location: 850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (Grand Street High School Campus Auditorium)

PROGRAM

Bass
Casey at the Bat

Holst
Jupiter

Bernstein/Lavender
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Fillmore
Rolling Thunder