SF State Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
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The SF State Wind Ensemble performs Into the Forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire and Oil, featuring works by Gustav Holst, Clifton Williams, Frank Ticheli and Don Gillis. Conducted by Brad Hogarth. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
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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.


  • Clifton Williams (1923 – 1976): Caccia and Chorale (1976)
  • Gustav Holst (1864 – 1934): Second Suite for Military Band (1911)
  • Frank Ticheli (1958 – ): Vesuvius (1999)
  • Don Gillis (1912 – 1978): Tulsa: a Symphonic Portrait in Oil (1950)


SF State Wind Ensemble