2017-18 Program

Friday, August 25, Arts Quad
Inauguration of President Martha E. Pollack

Sunday, October 1, 3pm, Bailey Hall
Blaise Bryski, pianist
David Borden & Mark Winges, guest composers

Variations on “America” Charles Ives/trans. William Rhodes
Variations on America by Charles Ives as Heard on the Jingle Jangle Morning in Emerson Playground by You and the Signers of the United States Constitution (and who knows, maybe the FBI) David Borden/ed. James Spinazzola
Breath & Hammers Mark Winges, with pianist Blaise Bryski (world premiere *)
Irish Tune from County Derry
Shepherd’s Hey Percy Grainger
Angels in the Architecture Frank Ticheli

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

Friday, November 17, 8pm, Bailey Hall
Janice Macaulay, guest composer

With the Cornell Klezmer Ensemble
*Free dance lessons at 7pm!*

A Solemn Fanfare Byron Adams *
Early One Morning from “Old Wine in New Bottles” Gordon Jacob
March from “Symphonic Metamorphosis” Paul Hindemith/trans. Keith Wilson
Kaleidoscope Janice Macaulay *
Lost Vegas Michael Daugherty
Yiddish Dances Adam Gorb

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

Monday, December 4, 8pm, Bailey Hall
Oxford University Wind Orchestra

Saturday, March 10, 2pm, Woolsey Hall, Yale University
College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Eastern Division conference

Variations on “America” Charles Ives/trans. William Rhodes
Variations on America by Charles Ives as Heard on the Jingle Jangle Morning in Emerson Playground by You and the Signers of the United States Constitution (and who knows, maybe the FBI) David Borden/ed. James Spinazzola
Breath & Hammers Mark Winges, with pianist Blaise Bryski 
               II. South of Midnight
               III. Blurry Scurry
 Acknowledgement from “A Love Supreme” John Coltrane, arr. Wynton Marsalis, trans. James Spinazzola
 Prologue from “West Side Story” Leonard Bernstein, arr. Dave Grusin, trans. James Spinazzola, with trumpeter Paul Merrill
 Overture to “Candide” Bernstein, trans. Clare Grundman

Wednesday, March 28, 8pm, Bailey Hall
With A.D. White Professor-At-Large Wynton Marsalis & the Cornell Jazz Ensemble

 Overture to “Candide” Leonard Bernstein, trans. Clare Grundman
 Prologue from “West Side Story” Leonard Bernstein, arr. Dave Grusin, trans. James Spinazzola
 Concerto for Cootie Duke Ellington, trans. James Spinazzola
 Tourist Point of View from “The Far East Suite” Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, arr. James Spinazzola
 Acknowledgement from “A Love Supreme” John Coltrane, arr. Wynton Marsalis, trans. James Spinazzola

Sunday, May 6, 3pm, Bailey Hall
Michael Sparhuber, percussionist

 Serenade in C minor, K. 388 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
 Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band John Mackey
                  I. Hubris
  Percussion Concerto Jennifer Higdon, with percussionist Michael Sparhuber
  
  Additional selections TBA

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


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