Curtain Up!
October 3, 1995

It’s a spellbinding season opener! Artistic Director Jerry Junkin takes his magic wand center stage to mesmerize you with the music of Berlioz and Debussy, and flutist Bradley Garner will melt your heart with his bewitching Carmen Fantasy.

Hector Berlioz: The Corsair
Percy GraingerLincolnshire Posy
Borne/Collins: Carmen Fantasy
(Bradley Garner, flute)
Manuel Chabrier: Marche Joyeuse
Claude Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Dan Welcher: Zion
John Philip Sousa: Washington Post (encore)

A Tropical Heat Wave
November 14, 1995

Get swept away by the fascinating rhythms of Spain, Mexico and South America. The Meyerson heats up with H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana.

Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemaya
Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual
H. Owen Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana
Morton Gould: Concertette
David Lovrien: Carousel Breeze (encore)
John Philip Sousa: The Gallant Seventh (2nd encore)

Home for the Holidays
December 23, 1995

A magical concert for an enchanted season! The gorgeous sound of “America’s Premier Windband” with the magnificent Lay Family Concert Organ. Conductor/arranger Randol Alan Bass brings you charmed arrangements of traditional holiday favorites.

How ‘Suite’ It Is!
January 23, 1996 (Meyerson)
January 26, 1996 (Stephen F. Austin Univ., Nacogdoches, TX)

The phenomenal Frederick Fennell returns to weave his spell and work his wizardry. As the reigning maestro of sonic sorcery, Fennell always has new musical delights hidden up his sleeve. Guaranteed to be a captivating evening.

Vincent Persichetti: Divertimento for Band
Georges Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
Georges Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Rossini/Britten: Soirees Musicales
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from ‘Candide’
Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
David Lovrien: Alpine Legion (encore)

Yankee Doodle Dandies
February 27, 1996

A generation of born-in-the-USA composers have been inspired by the instruments that comprise the Dallas Wind Symphony. You’ll hear some wonderfully “dandy” music that our fellow Yanks have “doodled” for windband, including George Gershwin’s evocative Concerto in F featuring pianist Jeffery Hellmer.

Charles Ives/arr. William Schuman: Variations on ‘America’
George Gershwin/arr. Ferde Grofe: Concerto No. 2 in F
(Jeffery Hellmer, piano)
David Maslanka: Symphony No. 4
John Philip Sousa: The Corcoran Cadets (encore)

Uncle Sam’s Batons
March 26, 1996
The military maestros are back! They will be sharing the podium to conduct concert band classics. It’s martial madness at the Meyerson!

Henry Fillmore/ed. Frederick Fennell: His Honor
Lewis J. Buckley: Bright-Colored Dances
Carl Teike/ed. John R. Bourgeois: Old Comrades (Alte Kameraden)
Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
John Philip Sousa: The Invincible Eagle
Morton Gould: Santa Fe Saga
Julius Fucik/arr. M.L. Lake/ed. Fennell: Florentiner March, Op. 214 (Grand marcia Italiana)
Claude T. Smith: Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn)
John Philip Sousa: The Pathfinder of Panama
Philip Sparke: Jubilee Overture

The Roman Trilogy
April 30, 1996
The Fountains of Rome, The Pines of Rome and The Roman Festivals make up Ottorino Respighi’s monumental Roman Trilogy. We’re conjuring up a veritable legion of musicians for a colossal finale to end all finales!

A Sousa Spectacular!
July 4, 1996
Our annual red, white and blue salute to Mom, Apple Pie and Uncle Sam. It’s an all-stops-out, pedal-to-the-metal, flag-waving tribute to Old Glory. Celebrate America’s birthday with a bang!