SF State Wind Ensemble

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
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The SF State Wind Ensemble performs a program of "Sweet-Suites." Conducted by Brad Hogarth. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
SF State Box Office
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The SF State Wind 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.

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.


  • Holst (1874 – 1934): First Suite in E-flat for Military Band Op. 28, No. 1 (1909)
  • Lauridsen (1943 – ): O Magnum Mysterium (2003), transcribed by Robert Reynolds
  • Jacob (1895 – 1984): Old Wine in New Bottles, Four Old English tunes (1958), The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, The Three Ravens, Begone, dull care, Early one morning
  • Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Hamlet Suite (1928), transcribed by Benjamin Suchoff
  • Berlioz (1803 – 1869): March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique (1830), transcribed by Erik Leidzen



SF State Wind Ensemble