2015-16 Program

Sunday, October 4, 3pm, Kulp Auditorium @ Ithaca High School

mono no aware Simon Hutchinson (premiere)
Awayday Adam Gorb
Colonial Song Percy Grainger
Mountain Light Gerald Levinson
Armenian Dances, Part I Alfred Reed, with members of the Ithaca High School concert band directed by Nicki Zawel

Friday, Nov. 20, 8pm, Bailey Hall
Patrick Williams, guest composer & conductor

Symphonies of Wind Instruments Igor Stravinsky
An American Concerto Patrick Williams/arr. James Spinazzola, conducted by Mr. Williams
Symphony No. 6 Vincent Persichetti

CU Winds welcomes guest composer Patrick Williams. Having composed the music for over 65 feature films, 100 television films, 25 television series, and 30 concert works, Mr. Williams has received four Emmy awards with 22 nominations, two Grammy awards with 19 nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. www.patrickwilliamsmusic.com In the first half of the program, the Cornell Jazz Band directed by Paul Merrill will present a set of Mr. Williams’s classic big band music.

Sunday, March 6, 3pm, Bailey Hall

Velocity Meadows Christopher Stark, with video by Andrew Lucia, with Emily DiAngelo, oboe
Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” 
Richard Wagner, arr. Drumm
Blessed Are They” from Ein Deutsches Requiem
Johannes Brahms, arr. Buehlman
Time’s Harvest Edwin Roxburgh
Redline Tango
John Mackey

Sunday, May 8, 3pm, Bailey Hall
Colonel Larry Lang, commander & conductor of the United States Air Force Band, guest conductor

       “Affirmations”

Awayday Adam Gorb
Ballad for Band Morton Gould
Affirmation Wayne Oquin
Liquid Ebony Dana Wilson, with Richard MacDowell, clarinet
Firefly Ryan George
Symphony No. 2 Frank Ticheli

This program is presented in memory and honor of professors emeriti Marice Stith and Steven Stucky.


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.