Another semester is on the books. Spring 2011 was a great one!
Our final concert of the year was The Best Of All Possible Concerts, and it happened on Saturday, April 23 at 2pm. We played the following:
Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli, featuring guest conductor Tim Beadle
We also had the 3rd annual Columbia Festival of Winds, and what a great success it was! Here’s a look at what we played:
The Festival began with Dr. William Berz of Rutgers University conducting Fanfare and Allegro by Clifton Williams.
The Columbia University Wind Ensemble played the following:
The Cowboys – John Williams, arr. Jim Curnow (for hornist and CFW guru Sarah Sechan)
Yosemite Autumn – Mark Camphouse (for hornist and people-organizing wizard Andy Knowlton)
Guest conductor Ron Nahass led the CUWE in Moorside March by Gustav Holst.
Pagan Dances – James Barnes (for flautist Laura Hopwood)
And for the grand finale, Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa was performed with 200 or so musicians in a massed band!