Tuesday, September 26, 2006You thought Texas weather was fickle? This program runs the gamut from a stormy overture to sunny Medieval dances to a balmy love song and a thunderous finale. The perfect opening to a windy season.
Fanfare: Fanfare for a Gathering — Dennis Stafira (Elmhurst, IL)
|Grainger & Friends
Tuesday, October 24, 2006Don’t let the name Percy fool you. Grainger is one of the true monsters of music. Maestro Junkin and the DWS take a go at Grainger, plus some other giants like Vaughan Williams, Holst and Sousa. This rousing show is a fun romp through the English countryside.
Fanfare: Hand of Friendship Fanfare — Benno P. Fritz (Oak Hill, VA)
|Hook ‘Em Horns!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 (FREE to Season Subscribers Only!)
The University of Texas Wind Ensemble — Jerry Junkin, Conductor
Thomas Burritt , PercussionWhen Jerry’s not in Dallas, he’s a few hours down I-35 leading this fine ensemble. It?s one of our nation’s very best, full of America’s hottest young musicians. You’ll get hooked by these horns.
Leonard Bernstein — Overture to Candide
|Mozart & Circus Maximus!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
John Corigliano, ComposerAmong living composers, John Corigliano is a superstar. Huge. The proverbial mack-daddy. And his new masterpiece, Circus Maximus, is taking critics and audiences by storm all over America. At this blockbuster concert, you’ll meet the composer, hear a spectacular new piece, and witness the future of music.
Fanfare: Three-Ring Wind-Up for Brass — Brian Casey (Greeley, CO)
|Christmas At The Meyerson
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Carl Johnson, Narrator
The Living Christmas Card, vocal quartetFinally, a Christmas concert with pizzaz. It’s a joyous evening filled with powerful renditions of classic carols. Plus some new takes on old favorites. Gather up your family and come make a joyful noise with us. You’ll be singing in the aisles.
Fanfare: Adeste Fideles — David Lovrien (Plano, TX)
|Windy. Windier. Windiest.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
GDYO Wind Symphony — David Kehler, Conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony — Jerry Junkin, ConductorFor the fourth year in a row, the DWS teams up with the gifted young talents of the GDYO Wind Symphony. When the best and brightest from over 35 area high schools take the stage with our gang, we’re talking major musical magic.
Fanfare: Fanfares — Sergey Khvoshchinsky (Champlin, MN)
|Big Band Valentine
Tuesday, February 13, 2007Jeff Hellmer, Conductor & PianoLove songs were never lovelier than during the Big Band era. Piano man Jeff Hellmer returns to lead our swingin’ salute to these romantic standards. Surprise your love with a Valentine’s eve show, skip the overpriced “Chef’s Menu” at Chez Frou-Frou, and celebrate Cupid’s Day in style.
Our arranger is feverishly finishing this concert? stay tuned for details!
Fanfare: High Maintenance — Thomas P. Rohrer (Logan, UT)
|Soldiers & Civilians
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
United States Army Field Band — Colonel Finley R. Hamilton, Conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony — Jerry Junkin, ConductorTen hut! Direct from Washington, The United States Army Field Band is back in town and ready to knock your socks off. We’re sharing our stage with one of the greatest bands you’ll ever lay ears on. Will it be a concert for the ages? Sir, yes sir!
Fanfare: Fanfare for Enduring Freedom — CPT Scott McKenzie (Heidelberg, Germany)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Mary Preston, Organ
Michael Barone, HostJoin public radio host Michael Barone for a live taping of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, his nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to the masters of the pipe organ. Renowned organist Mary Preston takes command of the mighty Lay Family Concert Organ, accompanied by yours truly, America’s greatest band. Here’s a season finale to blow the roof off!
Fanfare: Fanfare for Freedom — Harry T. Bulow (Beaumont, TX)
|A Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Lt. Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, Conductor
Drew Lang, marimbaIndependence Day without patriotic music is like baseball without apple pie. It’s like Mom without a Chevy. Or something… Stand tall, because we’ve got the Commandant of the U.S. Army School of Music leading the show! Celebrate July 4th with musical fireworks from America’s Greatest Band.
Fanfare: Plano Fanfare — David Lovrien (Plano, TX)