American Prize Winner, 2015

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Great News! The Cleveland Winds has just been selected as the WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division. The American Prize is a national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here’s the link: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/…/band-winners-2015.ht….

You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize.

American Prize Semi-Fanalist

I have some great news! The Cleveland Winds has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. See the link below.

The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division in several weeks. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition at www.theamericanprize.org.

British Invasion – April 26, 2015

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The second concert of fifth season will be Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Waetjen Auditorium. Our guest ensemble for this concert will be the Firestone High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kate Ferguson, a member of our trombone section.

We will open our portion of the “British Invasion” concert with Derek Bourgeois’ Green Dragon Overture.
_DSC0081Next, we will feature tubist Jc Sherman on Edward Gregson’s Tuba concerto. Jc is an adjunct instructor at Cleveland State University. You can read more about Jc at http://www.csuohio.edu/class/jc-sherman.
timreynish-2To close the concert, Professor Tim Reynish, former wind conductor at the Royal Northern Conservatory of Music in Manchester, England, will conduct Richard Rodney Bennett’s Morning Music, which he commissioned. Tim is arguable one of the best-known wind conductors in the world. You can read more about him at timreynish.com.

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

Save the Date!

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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.

Southern Harmony

Recorded live in Waetjen Auditorium April 7, 2014.

Movement 1: The Midnight City

Movement 2: Wondrous Love

Movement 3: Exhilaration

Movement 4: The Soldier’s Return

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.

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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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