In our busy, schedule-driven 21st century lives, we don’t often take an hour or so to simply reflect, imagine, and day dream. When is the last time you watched a dragon fly by? Or took a romantic walk through the streets of a Mexican village to the sounds of a mariachi band? Or envisioned the landscape from the cockpit of a stealth fighter jet, high in the sky?
On Saturday, January 26, at 8:00 pm, the Westchester Symphonic Winds (WSW) will celebrate your imagination and more at the Tarrytown Music Hall, with a concert filled with exhilarating music for wind band.
This program will include six exciting selections from the vast wind band repertoire. Second Lieutenant David Neil C. Regner, Assistant Conductor for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, will be our guest conductor, leading the ensemble in a performance of Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik. Our guest soloists all come from the ranks of the West Point Band, including SFC Torin Olson, flute; SFC Anna Pennington, oboe; SSG Manuel Ramos, clarinet; and SSG Briana Lehman, bassoon. They will combine forces with WSW to perform the lush and exotic Concerto Grosso by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Also on the program: Serenity, by Ola Gjeilo; Gandalf, by Johann deMeij (conducted by Amy Wilcox, as part of of WSW’s Apprentice Conductor program); La Fiesta Mexicana, by H. Owen Reed (a rare performance of the complete work); and Strategic Air Command March, by Clifton Williams.
The 65-member band is made up of individuals dedicated to performing and sharing the concert band tradition with Westchester audiences, and includes music educators, doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers, and professionals from diverse backgrounds. In residence at Tarrytown Music Hall, the Westchester Symphonic Winds has also performed for sold-out audiences in the Venetian Theater at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah. The band was featured in a New York Times article in October 2015, as well as Teaching Music, the official magazine of the National Association for Music Education.
During Maestro Ebersole's tenure, the ensemble has been honored with several high-profile performances. These have included the band’s Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall in 2010, performances at the New York State Band Directors Association Symposium in 2017, the Association of Concert Bands Convention in 2012, and a collaboration with the Northshore Concert Band to present concerts at Northwestern University in 2015 and the Palace Theater in Stamford in 2016. In addition to its yearly concert series as ensemble-in-residence at the Tarrytown Music Hall, WSW has worked with public school bands, advancing their love of the concert band experience, and demonstrating that music-making can extend into adulthood, regardless of one's profession.
Tickets for this performance are priced at $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and free of charge for children under 10. Tickets may be purchased through the Music Hall box office, 877-840-0457, or online at www.tarrytownmusichall.org.
$20 adults, $15 students/seniors
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