SF State Wind Ensemble

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The SF State Wind Ensemble celebrates a "Honeymoon in Paris" at its first concert of the year with works by Ellerby, Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Aulio and Duke/Harburg. The ensemble is comprised of about 65 musicians, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Performances feature new compositions for wind band in addition to works from the core wind literature. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of challenging repertoire from all musical periods, cultures and styles. The ensemble commissions new music, presents world premieres and collaborates with renowned guest artists. Conducted by Troy Davis. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music and Dance
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While offering performers opportunities to expand their technical, intellectual and musical horizons, the SF State Wind Ensemble intends to broaden performance and teaching skills by cultivating an interest in wind music as an integral part of the American music scene. Wind Ensemble alumni perform all across the globe and hold teaching positions or leadership roles in their respective major areas of concentration throughout the U.S.


  • Ellerby (1957 - ): Paris Sketches
  • Gershwin (1898 - 1937): An American in Paris (arranged by James Curnow)
  • Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Marche Militaire Française (arranged by Mayhew Lake)
  • Aulio (1980 - ): Aerospace
  • Vernon Duke (1903 - 1969) and E.Y. Harburg (1896 - 1981): April in Paris (arranged by Richard Maltby)


SF State Wind Ensemble