Join Us on December 16 for “A Winter Jubilee”

A Winter Jubilee & Silent Auction

Sunday, December 16, 2018
3:00 pm

Fick Auditorium | Edina High School
6754 Valley View Rd, Edina, MN 55439 [map]


Seasonal Highlights with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds

An annual favorite, our holiday concert promises to bring cheer to the audience with a wide-ranging offering of seasonal highlights.  The program will include O’Toole’s Once in David’s Royal City, Hazo’s Across the Halfpipe, Holsinger’s Ballet Sacra, and A Christmas Fantasia by Ayatey Shabazz, as well as other seasonal offerings.  Our annual silent auction, held in conjunction with this concert, promises to streamline your holiday shopping.

 
From the Director

“Making fine music come alive is an engaging and worthwhile challenge, as well as a rejuvenating source of joy and gratification that deepens with age and experience. The Minnesota Symphonic Winds takes this all quite seriously, while managing to have a lot of fun in the process!”

— Dr. Timothy Mahr, Conductor
 
In the Community

“MSW showed my students that they can continue to play their instruments in a professional or community band even after college.”

— Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque

In April 2014, the Minnesota Symphonic Winds performed a joint concert with the Luther College Concert Band, led by Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque. Shared performances with high school and collegiate groups are a staple of MSW’s seasonal concert program.

Our Season at a Glance

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Coming Up

Join Us on March 6 for “This world is but a canvas to our imagination”

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination”

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7:00 pm

Ted Mann Concert Hall | University of Minnesota
2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55455 [map]


A Joint Concert with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble

Dr. Emily Threinen, guest conductor

Dr. Lance Sample, guest conductor

The Henry David Thoreau quote invites listeners on a musical journey of the imagination. The repertoire presented is largely connected to literary and illustrative works, exploring the miscellany of emotions through scenes, characters, events, and time. Chiefly under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Emily Threinen, Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota, two exciting ensembles will share the stage for this performance. MSW will open with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and close with Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture, and also include compositions by Jolley, Binney, and Rheinberger. UMWE will perform compositions by Tommasini and Puckett before bringing the house down with Lavender’s transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It’s going to be amazing!