ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

 

Stephen Peterson, conductor
Patricia Vanegas-Ruiz, graduate assistant conductor
Lindsay Kesselman, guest soloist
John Mackey, guest composer

 

A preeminent ensemble in the world, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.

 

Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Mackey: Places We Can No Longer Go
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments

 

WIND ORCHESTRA

 

Elizabeth Peterson, conductor
Patricia Vanegas-Ruiz, graduate assistant conductor
Lindsay Kesselman, guest soloist
John Mackey, guest composer

 

The outstanding musicians in the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions.

 

Thomas: Magneticfireflies
Ticheli: Angels in the Architecture
Mackey: Sheltering Sky
Mackey: Kingfishers Catch Fire

 

For those not able to join us in person, the concert will be webcast online. Visit https://www.bands.illinois.edu/ to access the live stream, beginning 10 minutes before the performance.

 

Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.

 

 

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