SF State Wind Ensemble and Orchestra: An Interstellar October

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Photo of student trumpeters performing in Halloween costume
This epic October concert features a mixture of winds, brass, percussion, strings, electronica and NASA Moon footage. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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SF State Brass Ensemble

  • Jelly Roll Morton (1890 – 1941): “Buddy Bolden’s Blues”
  • Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): “Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n” from “Kindertotenlieder

SF State Wind Ensemble

  • Michael Markowski (1986 – ): “Saturn Returns”
  • Michael Giacchino (1967 – ): “Star Trek”
  • Eric Whitacre (1970 – ): “October”

SF State Orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No. 7, Movement 2
  • Mason Bates (1977): “Mothership”

SF State Orchestra and SF State Wind Ensemble

  • Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934): “Mars” from “The Planets”
  • Steve Horowitz (1964 – ): “Moon” (with video footage courtesy of NASA)

SF State Orchestra

The SF State Orchestra is comprised of about 45 musicians, including Music majors and others, as well as faculty, staff and community members who join together to perform four to six concerts on campus each year. All members have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and commitment. Conducted by Zakarias Grafilo and Bradley Hogarth.

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 Bradley Hogarth.

Photo by Sreang Hok