CCM Wind Symphony presents an evening of masterworks on Sept. 30
Program includes works by Goto, Lukáš, Dickerson and more; tickets are available through the CCM Box
Story by CCM Graduate Student Chet Rhodes
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presents a program of acclaimed masterworks in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts available.
The Wind Symphony, led by Director of Wind Studies and Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman with graduate student conductors Patty Saunders and Brendan Boyle, features works by world-renowned composers. The “Masterworks” program features some of the most iconic and admirable pieces of wind band repertoire and boasts highlights from across the globe, exhibiting a variety of textures and colors possible only in a wind ensemble.
In addition to classics such as Mennin’s Canzona (1951) and Dickerson’s Essay for Band (1958), audiences will be favored with Goto’s 2014 composition A Wild Rose Above. This contemporary work was commissioned by the Hasegawa family and premiered by the Saratoga High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble in memory of student Shoto Hasegawa. Drawing on tunes from MacDowell and Brahms, the emotional melodies and rich harmonies are sure to move and inspire listeners.
This concert also presents Musica Boema by Lukáš (premiered 1978) and Gotkovsky’s Symphonie pour grande orchestra d’harmonie (1965), providing a sharp contrast to the Goto. While the Symphonie is clearly reminiscent of Ravel’s style, and won Gotkovsky the Grand Prix musical de la Ville de Paris, Musica Boema has a more controversial past. This militaristic setting of Czech folk-tunes was written during the geopolitically tense Cold War era, and within the Warsaw Pact country Czechoslovakia. Though the details are not clear, the music may have been smuggled across boarders for its premiere at the University of Wisconsin. Regardless of past controversies, this is an impressive piece, and is considered a pilar of wind ensemble repertoire.
“The CCM Wind Symphony is considered among the elite wind ensembles in the world,” says director Kevin Michael Holzman, “The opportunity to hear these terrific student musicians perform high quality repertoire is one I highly recommend!”
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Brendan Boyle and Patty Saunders, graduate student conductors
GOTO: A Wild Rose Above
LUKÁŠ: Musica Boema
DICKERSON: Essay for Band
GOTKOVSKY: Symphonie pour grande orchestra d’harmonie
7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
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Featured image at the top: CCM Wind Symphony performs on stage at Corbett Auditorium.
CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications
Currently a Bassoon Performance master’s student at CCM, Chet received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah. He has held positions with the Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Philharmonia.