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2
Oct
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Save the Date!

The first concert of fifth season will be Sunday, November 16th at 7:oo PM in Waetjen Auditorium. The repertoire will include Kathryn Salfelder’s Cathedrals, Ron Nelson’s Medieval Suite, Hindemith’s March from Symphonic Metamorphosis, and Sousa’s White Rose. All of the these composers based the works on melodies by other composers. Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands at the University of New Mexico, will guest conduct one work on the concert.

If you are unable to attend the concert, it will be broadcast live over the Internet and archived at http://new.livestream.com/CSUMusic.

15
Mar

Cleveland Winds and Cleveland Pops Chorus – April 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Better Together

(A recording of this concert is archived at http://new.livestream.com/CSUMusic.)

The Cleveland Winds, under the direction of Birch Browning, concludes its fifth year on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 PM in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. 

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Our guest ensemble for this concert will be the Cleveland Pops Chorus and their director, Mr. Bill Zurkey. Their repertoire will include Williametta Spencer’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners, Jon Washburn’s Three Irish Folk Songs featuring soloist Kim Jackson, and Jack Halloran’s Witness.

On our portion of the concert, the Cleveland Windsswoosh3 will perform Aaron Copland’s Outdoor Overture with guest conductor, Dr. Gary Ciepluch, Director of Bands at Case Western Reserve University. The ensemble will continue with Music Director Birch Browning conducting Donald Grantham’s Southern Harmony and Mark Camphouse’s A Movement for Rosa. The concert will conclude with the combined forces of the Chorus and Winds performing Howard Hanson’s Song for Democracy with Mr. Zurkey on the podium. Read moreRead more

5
Nov

Cleveland Winds and Friends – November 18, 2013

The Cleveland WindsPoster Nov 18 Preview Final, under the direction of Birch Browning, begins its fifth year on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. 

Our “Friends” of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Conductor Melissa Lichtler and Assistant Conductor Darren Allen, will perform on the first portion of the concert. Their repertoire will include Stephen Hazo’s Exultate, Steven Reineke’s Heaven’s Light, John Philip Sousa’s Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, David Holsinger’s Havendance, and selections from Stephen Schwartz’ Wicked.

Other “Friends” of the Cleveland Winds on this concert will be Griffin Campbell, Julian R & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Professor of Saxophone at Lousiana State University, Dr. John Perrine, Associate Professor of Saxophone at Cleveland State University, and Steven Davis, Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Professor Campbell and Dr. Perrine will be featured on Steven Engebretson’s Duo Concertante for two alto saxophones and wind orchestra. Professor Davis will guest conduct Samuel Barber’s Commando March with the Cleveland Winds. The Cleveland Winds will also perform Andrew Rindfleisch’s American Scripture and Ron Nelson’s Sonoran Desert Holiday.

Parking is free in the central garage if you tell them that you are here for the CSU concert.

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19
Mar

Ticheli Symphony No. 3, Apollo Unleashed

Recorded live in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University on March 4, 2013. (This movement should be called “Low Brass Unleashed.”)

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13
Mar

Review of the March 4, 2013 concert

A review of the Lights and Legends concert from ClevelandClassical.comCorrectFinalPoster

13
Mar

Holst First Suite in E-Flat from “Lights and Legends.”

Recorded live in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University on March 4, 2013. 

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22
Feb

Lights and Legends – March 4, 2013

The Cleveland Winds, under the direction of Birch Browning, concludes its fourth season on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. 

The Bay High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Darren Allen, will perform on the first portion of the concert. Their repertoire will include Vaughn Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, Albert Davis’ El Camino Real and Mark Williams’ Variants On A Nautical Hymn.

The “Legends” portion of the Cleveland Winds’ concert repertoire will include Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Toccata Marziale and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat. The “Lights” portion will include John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes and Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2. (The movements in the symphony are “Shooting Stars,” “Dreams Under a New Moon,” and “Apollo Unleashed.”)

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3
Dec

Finale from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, November 19, 2012

Recorded live in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University on November 19, 2012.

8
Nov

No Strings Attached – November 19, 2012

The Cleveland Winds, under the direction of Birch Browning, kicks off its fourth season on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7 PM in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. (Notice the early start time!) This concert will feature music originally written for other performance ensembles–orchestra, brass band, and piano–that has been transcribed for wind band.

The Mercyhurst University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Meier, will perform on the first portion of the concert. Their repertoire will include Graham Lloyd’s Fanfare for Freedom, Mark Camphouse’s A Movement for Rosa, and John Phillip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell March.

The Cleveland Winds’ concert repertoire will include transcriptions of Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, Vaughan Williams’ Variations for Wind Band, Ives’ The Alcotts, and the Finale from Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich.

Parking is free in the central garage if you tell them that you are here for the CSU concert.

13
Mar

A note from Dr. Ewazen

Dear Members of the Cleveland Winds:

I want to thank you all so very much for your spectacular performance of my music. It means so much to a composer to have their music played with such beauty, crystal clarity, excitement and a real sense of heartfelt musicality! Under the wonderfully inspired direction of Birch Browning and with the spectacular playing of Shachar, you all brought my music to life just perfectly. This is a performance I will always treasure!

I wish you many, many more great performances in the future, and I look forward to collaborating with you again!!

Birch Browning, Shachar Israel and Eric Ewazen after the March 5, 2012 concert.