Eddie Daniels September 16, 2003
Paganini in Metropolis  
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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)
James Barnes:
 Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Nicolo Paganini

Frank Proto: Paganini in Metropolis
   Eddie Daniels, clarinet

J.S. Bach/J. Calandrelli:
 Solfeggietto/Metamorphosis (encore)
Leonard Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
   Eddie Daniels, clarinet

Richard Strauss/arr. Hindsley:
 Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
John Philip Sousa/ed. Rogers: Easter Monday on the White House Lawn (encore)

Don FabianMary Preston October 14, 2003
Powerful Pipes
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)
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture
Eric Whitacre: October
William Albright: Heater – for saxophone and winds
   Donald Fabian, saxophone
Earle Hagen: Harlem Nocturne (encore)
   Donald Fabian, saxophone
Camille Saint-Saens/trans. Mark Hindsley: Symphony No. 3 “Organ”
Mary Preston, organ
John Philip Sousa: Bullets and Bayonets (encore)

David Kehler
Sam Johnson
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)
GDYO Wind Symphony:
Ron Nelson:
  Leonard Bernstein: Four Dances from West Side Story
  Steven Melillo: In a Service Beyond Self
Dallas Wind Symphony:
Jerry Bilik:
 American Variations
  F.W. Meacham: American Patrol
  Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait
    Congressman Sam Johnson, narrator
  John Philip Sousa: The Gallant Seventh
  John Philip Sousa: Semper Fidelis
  John Philip Sousa: U.S. Field Artillery
Combined Bands:
Joseph Wilcox Jenkins:
 American Overture for Band
  Charles Ives: Variations on America
  arr. Bob Lowden: Armed Forces Salute (encore)
  Ward, arr. Dragon: America the Beautiful (encore)

Barbara Conrad Special Appearance
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!

Angela Turner WilsonCarl Johnson 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)
arr. Kenneth Bierschenk:
 A Festive Christmas
Samuel Adler:
 To Celebrate A Miracle
Mel Tormé/arr. Craig Biondi:
 The Christmas Song 
George Frederic Handel/arr. Lovrien:
 Rejoice Greatly from The Messiah 
   Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
Josef Strauss/arr. Carey:
 Unter Donner und Blitz – Schnell-Polka 
Alfred Reed:
 Russian Christmas Music 
Leroy Anderson:
 Sleigh Ride 
Randol Bass:
 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
   Carl Johnson, Narrator
Morton Gould:
 Jingle Bells 
Adolphe Adam/arr. Lovrien:
 O Holy Night 
   Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
arr. David Lovrien:
 Christmas Sing-Along 
Leroy Anderson:
 A Christmas Festival
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever (encore)

Mallory ThompsonGail Williams January 20, 2004
Windy City Blowout
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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)
Morton Gould:
 American Salute
Aaron Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody (from “Appalachian Spring”)
Dana Wilson: Concerto for Horn & Wind Ensemble
   Gail Williams, horn

Richard Wagner
: Huldigungsmarsch
Edward Elgar/arr. Alfred Reed:
 Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Paul Hindemith/arr. Wilson: Symphonic Metamorphosis
Karl L. King: Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (encore)

Melinda Jean Wilson 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)
Hector Berlioz:
 Overture to Le Corsair
Kent Kennan: Night Soliloquy for Flute
   Melinda Jean Wilson, flute

Georges Bizet:
 Carmen Fantasy
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
John Philip Sousa: Fairest of the Fair (encore)

Thomas Burritt 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)
Mikhail Glinka/trans. Mark Hindsley: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Michael Daugherty: UFO for Percussion & Winds
   Thomas Burritt, percussion

Igor Stravinsky/trans. Merlin Patterson:
 The Rite of Spring
John Philip Sousa: Sound Off (encore)

Juli Powers 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)
Johannes Brahms:
 Academic Festival Overture
Eric Richards: Dance of the Southern Lights for Piccolo & Band
   Juli Powers, piccolo

Henry Mancini:
 Pie in the Face Polka (encore)
   Juli Powers, piccolo

Dan Welcher:
 Minstrels of the Kells
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
John Philip Sousa: The National Game (encore)

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
Claude T. Smith: God of Our Fathers
Edwin Franko Goldman: The Chimes of Liberty March
Leroy Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday
Irving Berlin/arr. Hawley Ades: Irving Berlin – A Symphonic Portrait
Walter Rogers: The Volunteer
   Dr. Brian Bowman, euphonium
Herbert L. Clarke: Carnival of Venice
   Dr. Brian Bowman, euphonium
arr. Cray: Salute to the Armed Forces
George Gershwin, arr. Bennett: Porgy and Bess
John Williams, arr. Paul Lavender: Hymn to the Fallen
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
   featuring members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony