SF State Wind Ensemble with Los Medanos College Concert Band

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
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Saint-Saëns meets Star Wars in this semester-finale concert featuring the SF State Wind Ensemble, Los Medanos College Concert Band and violinist Jassen Todorov. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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Los Medanos College Concert Band

  • Grainger (1882 – 1961): Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Ticheli (1958 – _: Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs

SF State Wind Ensemble

  • Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921): Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (soloist: Jassen Todorov, violin)
  • Cross (1977 – ): and the grass sings in the meadows
  • Williams (1932 – ): Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Finale with both ensembles

  • Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) (translated by Hunsberger): Gallop
  • Saint-Saëns (translated by Hubbel): Dance Bacchinale

SF State Wind Ensemble

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. Conducted by Brad Hogarth.

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.

Los Medanos College Concert Band

The Los Medanos College Concert Band is comprised of music majors preparing for careers in performance and education, as well as students majoring in other fields who want to keep up their playing. Students explore a variety of challenging music in a supportive, collegial atmosphere. Conducted by Luis Zuniga.