The Cleveland Winds, 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.