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Class Number: 11888
Meets: M / 6:45-9:00 pm, Hunter Smith Band Building
The Wind Ensemble features 45 of the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. Recent concerts have included works from the musical Les Miserables, performed with Broadway performer Ivan Rutherford, Erik Ewazen’s “Hymn to the Lost and the Living" (2002), Michael Mogensen’s “Aerial Fantasy” (2005), and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Folk Festival” (1955) Focus is placed on exploring new literature as well as performing the masterworks of the wind band era. The group is open to all University of Virginia students who enjoy the genre of the wind band.
Excerpt from Firefly, performed at the Spring 2012 concert
Excerpt from Niagara Falls, performed at the Spring 2012 concert
"It was wonderful music and the guest artists were spectacular."
"We were all so impressed by everything UVA has to offer....you should feel very proud of the program and ensembles that you and your staff have built at the University of Virginia."
"A model of professionalism....the performance was mind-blowing...one of the greatest-sounding collegiate wind ensembles I have heard."
"I expected the wind ensemble to sound very good. I was incorrect, they sounded fantastic!"