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!

 
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

“Making music with MSW was both exhilarating and invigorating. They hold a remarkable balance between serious music making, warm collegiality, and just plain fun. I wait impatiently for another chance to stand on the podium in front of these friends.”

— Matt Dehnel, Director of Bands, Roseville Area High School

Students in the Twin Cities are blessed with an educational climate that fosters true appreciation for—and mastery of—the arts. MSW is honored to share regular joint concerts with excellent high school ensembles throughout the metro area, including the talented and charismatic folks at RAHS.

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Coming Up

Join Us on May 5 for “Music for the Eyes”

Music for the Eyes

Sunday, May 5, 2019
4:00 pm

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Rd 6, Plymouth, MN 55447 [map]


Turn on your visual imaginations while listening to Tull’s Reflection on Paris, Mahr’s Children at Play, Jacob’s chamber work Old Wine in New Bottles, Woolfenden’s Illyrian Dances, an encore performance of Greg Sylvester’s Homage to a City, a work commissioned by MSW.  Paul Kile will conduct Yagisawa’s thrilling Machu Pichu – City in the Sky.