|September 16, 2003
Paganini in Metropolis Read the Dallas Morning News review of this concert >>
Eddie Daniels, clarinet
Nicolo Paganini was an amazing violinist. Wrote beautiful melodies too. Songs that stay in your head. Tunes you can whistle. No wonder then, that a gazillion composers have written variations on one of Paganini’s original themes. We’ve got two of them for you. One for full band that’s gonna blow your socks off! Another featuring international jazz clarinet virtuoso & super cool guy Eddie Daniels. Guaranteed to ring your chimes.
Fanfare: Seekers of the Truth – Jack Siegel (Miami, Florida)
|October 14, 2003
Donald Fabian, saxophone
Mary Preston, organ
The Lay Family Concert Organ: At 4,535 pipes, it’s the Superman of instruments. Dallas Wind Symphony: More powerful than a locomotive. Mary Preston: Fingers faster than a speeding bullet. Don Fabian: Leaps tall buildings with a single saxophone.
Fanfare: Intrada – Laurie J. Kunzle (Hewitt, New Jersey)
|November 11, 2003
An American Celebration
DWS with the GDYO Wind Symphony
Nobody celebrates Veterans Day quite like a band. Except maybe two bands. Jerry Junkin leads the Dallas Wind Symphony. David Kehler conducts the GDYO (Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra) Wind Symphony. 100 musicians move a lot of wind. A special salute to our veterans.
Fanfare: The Guardian – Frank T. Darmiento (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Thursday, November 13th, 2003
7:30pm, Whatley Center, Mount Pleasant, TX
The Dallas Wind Symphony will be making a rare special appearance in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on Nov. 13th. We will be featuring Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad in a program of jazz, spirituals and patriotic music. If you live in far north-east Texas (or SE OK or SW AR or NW LA!), drive on out to Mt. Pleasant and join us for an evening to remember!
|December 20 (2:30 pm), 21 & 22 (8 pm), 2003
Christmas at the Meyerson
Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
Carl Johnson, narrator
Remember how it felt when Santa left you the toy of your dreams? How about the time you first saw “It’s A Wonderful Life”? Or when you realized that giving really is better than receiving? Share the spirit this season. Hear all your Yuletide favorites. Angela Turner Wilson sings like an angel, and Carl Johnson owns every word of “”Twas The Night Before Christmas”. Peace on Earth. Good Tidings to All.
Fanfare: Gates of Jerusalem – David Lovrien (Carrollton, Texas)
|January 20, 2004
Windy City Blowout Read the Dallas Morning News review of this concert >>
Mallory Thompson, guest conductor
Gail Williams, horn
Mallory Thompson, Director of Bands at Chicago’s Northwestern University and Gail Williams, long-time Associate Principal Horn with the Chicago Symphony. Ladies and gentlemen, these are two very talented women. Having said that, we decided our working title for this concert, “Attack of the Chi-town Chicks” didn’t quite fit the artistry of these splendid musicians. Enjoy.
Fanfare: Olympics Fanfare – Robert Washburn (Potsdam, New York)
|February 24, 2004
Melinda Jean Wilson, flute
Sponsored by Bachendorf’s, Dallas Finest Designer Jeweler
Welcome aboard! Cast your worries to the winds. We’re off to dream impossible dreams. Chase a rainbow or two. And look for adventure in exotic lands. Lucky us. Along the way we’ll get to hear a lovely flute soliloquy by flutist Melinda Jean Wilson. This concert is kind of like curling up with one of those romantic serial novels on a rainy night. Hey, a little fantasy now and then is a good thing.
Fanfare: Fanfare to Superheroes – George Shaw (Los Angeles, California)
|March 23, 2004
From Russia to Roswell
Thomas Burritt, percussion
Drummers. That’s how our junior high band director referred to the guys in the back of the band. He muttered the word ‘drummer’ like it had four letters. Used to throw blackboard erasers at them when they messed up. Remember blackboards? Tom Burritt doesn’t. He’s too young to remember blackboards. And too good to be called a drummer. That’s why we call him a percussionist. You’ll love this guy.
Fanfare: The Heart of It All – Thomas P. Rohrer (Logan, Utah)
|April 15, 2004
Minstrels of the Kells
Juli Powers, piccolo
Gallus, Irish traditional band
Not many folks play piccolo well. It takes a lot of practice. Runs the neighborhood dogs crazy. You spend a lot of money on cotton. (earplugs) Juli Powers is a really good piccolo player, one of the best in fact. And yes, she can play The Stars & Stripes Forever in her sleep. Her husband wishes she wouldn’t. We’ve also got an Irish pub band playing pennywhistles in the middle of “Minstrels of the Kells”. It’s a toot.
Fanfare: Sacred Ground – Marvin Lamb (Norman, Oklahoma)
|July 4, 2004
A Star-Spangled Spectacular!
D-Day Survivor and Special Guest Conductor, Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel
World Renowned Euphonium Virtuoso Dr. Brian Bowman, soloist
Happy Birthday America. It’s our annual toe-tapping, flag-waving tribute to Mom, apple pie and Old Glory. We’ve got Marches. We’ve got hot dogs. There’s your eleven-foot tall Uncle Sam. Homemade ice cream. A Red, White & Blue costume contest. Indoor fireworks. Lots of patriotic songs. A really big ending. All of this, and… (ta-da) it’s air-conditioned!
J.J. Richards: Emblem of Unity March