2018-19 Performance Calendar

Saturday, September 29, 3pm, Bailey Hall
“Something Old, Something New”

Sonata pian’e forte Giovanni Gabrieli
Sinfonia for Winds Gaetano Donizetti
Overture to “Colas Breugnon” Dmitri Kabalevsky/trans. Donald Hunsberger
Huldigungsmarsch Richard Wagner
Southern Harmony Donald Grantham

Saturday, November 17, 7pm, Bailey Hall
“Symphonic Dances”

With the USAF Heritage of America Band & Cornell PMA Dancers led by Jumay Chu

New Work Thomas Duffy *
Montuno Roberto Sierra/trans. James Spinazzola
Selections from “The Danserye” Tielman Susato/trans. Patrick Dunnigan
Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” Bernstein/trans. Paul Lavender

        * World premiere as part of the Karel Husa memorial commissioning project
        Additional selections TBA

Thursday, November 29, 8pm, Klarman Hall
(postponed until spring semester)
Cornell Wind Octet

With vocalists Brigid Lucey, Zach Delgado, and Peter Cody Fiduccia

        Bastien und Bastienne W.A. Mozart/trans. James Spinazzola

        Additional selections TBA

Thursday, January 10, Jacmel, Haiti

With musicians from L’Ecole de Musique Sainte Trinité, The Rev. David Cesar, conductor

Featuring the world premiere of a new composition by Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume <>

Saturday, January 12, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

With musicians from L’Ecole de Musique Sainte Trinité, The Rev. David Cesar, conductor

Wednesday, January 16, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Carol Morgan School

Program TBA

Saturday, March 2, 3pm, Bailey Hall

Juliana Pepinsky, flute
Barry Sharp, guest composer
With the Ithaca High School Wind Ensemble

Crossing Parallels Kathryn Salfelder
“Silver Lining” Flute Concerto Frank Ticheli
New Work Barry Sharp
Capriccio Espagnol Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/trans. Mark Hindsley

         Additional selections TBA

Sunday, May 5, 3pm, Bailey Hall

Daniel Sabzghabaei, guest composer
With the Cornell Chorale & Chamber Singers, Stephen Spinelli conductor

Percy Grainger and Igor Stravinsky were born weeks apart in the summer of 1882.  This afternoon we examine their remarkable careers and highly personal compositional styles.  We begin with two early pieces composed in 1907: Grainger’s Hill Song No. 2, and the final movement from Stravinsky’s first published work, the Symphony in E-flat.  Completing our musical journey are two masterworks: Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy (1937), and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms (1930).  

Hill Song No. 2 Percy Grainger
Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, Finale Igor Stravinsky/trans. James Spinazzola
New Work Daniel Sabzghabaei
Lincolnshire Posy Grainger
Symphony of Psalms Stravinsky

        Additional selections TBA

Our Mission

CU Winds unites student musicians in an ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of emerging and traditional wind repertoire. We explore music making as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, and in doing so support Cornell's core values of public engagement and global awareness.