September 14, 2004

Leonard Bernstein was an American Original – brilliant composer, dedicated teacher, inspired author and controversial media superstar.  His music is the genuine article, as wonderful on your ears as the day it was written.  You go, Lennie.

Fanfare: Scene for Brass – Jack Cooper (Memphis, TN)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Candide Suite
Meditation #2 
from Mass
Three Dances 
from On The Town
from Jeremiah Symphony
March – “The BSO Forever” (encore)

October 12, 2004
featuring the Dallas Symphony Chorus

Here on Earth, it takes a galaxy of musicians to play The Planets.  Our merry band visits Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter.  Then on to Mars, Venus and Mercury before heading home.  But we won’t be stopping by Pluto… because “they ain’t allowed no dancin’ on Pluto for a long, long time!”

Fanfare: Lucky Stars – Robert J. Frank (Dallas, TX)
Donald Grantham: J.S. Dances
Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne
Gustav Holst: The Planets
John Philip Sousa: Transit of Venus (encore)

November 16, 2004
Brian Bowman, Euphonium

Happy Birthday, John Philip Sousa!  After 150 years we’re still playing your waltzes, quicksteps, tangos and marches.  Your mother would be so proud of you, John.  And we’ve got Brian Bowman, an honest-to-gosh virtuoso euphonium soloist on the playbill, too.

Fanfare: From Within the Pristine Columns – George Edwin Smith (Newman, CA)
Franz Von Suppé/arr. Fillmore: Light Cavalry Overture (1866)
John Philip Sousa: The Gladiator (encore)
Simone Mantia/arr. Glover: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (1908)
Dr. Brian L. Bowman, Euphonium
Sigmund Romberg: Serenade from “The Student Prince” (encore)
John Philip Sousa/arr. Lovrien: Old Ironsides March (1926)
Tchaikovsky/arr. Laurendeau: March Slav (1876)
John Philip Sousa: The Thunderer (encore)
John Philip Sousa/arr. Bourgeois: “People Who Live In Glass Houses” Suite (1909)
Herman Bellstedt/arr. Simon: Napoli Variations (1928)
Dr. Brian L. Bowman, Euphonium
Rossini, arr. Paul Yoder: Figaro in Stereo (encore)
Dr. Brian L. Bowman & Brian Davis, Euphoniums
John Philip Sousa: Golden Jubilee (1928)
Tchaikovsky/arr. Safranek: Finale from Symphony #4, Op. 36 (1878)
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever (encore)

Christmas At The Meyerson
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 &
Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Join us for our annual Christmas shows and hear the grandest, most glorious holiday sounds in the Metroplex!  Order your tickets soon – the best seats to this show sell fast!

Fanfare: Fanfare for Brass and Percussion – Leland Bland (Dayton, OH)
HandelJoy to the World
Trad.Deck the Halls
Trad.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
arr. John WassonJingle Bells Fantasy
Victor HerbertMarch of the Toys from “Babes in Toyland”

Bach-Gounod/arr. David LovrienAve Maria
Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
arr. Chip DavisThe Holly and The Ivy
Georges BizetFarandole from “L’Arlesienne”
Trad.O Tannenbaum
arr. John WassonWe Three Kings
Trad.Angels We Have Heard On High
arr. Warren BarkerDo You Hear What I Hear
Leroy AndersonSleigh Ride
Gannon/Kent/RamI’ll Be Home For Christmas
Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
arr. David LovrienChristmas Sing-along
Leroy AndersonA Christmas Festival

John Philip SousaAncient and Honorable Artillery Co. (encore)

January 18, 2005
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony
Mary Preston, Organ

This is huge.  Student bandsmen of the GDYO Wind Symphony join the professional musicians of the DWS for The Pines of Rome.  What a golden opportunity for the audience, for the kids, and for us “old geezer” musician types.  Add the Lay Family Concert Organ.  Throw in a world premiere by DWS resident composer John Gibson.  It’s a slam dunk!

Fanfare: Ceremonial Fanfare – Christopher Tucker (Dallas, TX)
GDYO Wind Symphony:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles
Eric Whitacre: Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
John Gibson: Mountain Hymns 
*World Premiere*
Dallas Wind Symphony:
Frank Ticheli: An American Elegy
Joseph Schwantner: …and the mountains rising nowhere
Combined Groups:
Ottorino Respighi: The Pines of Rome
John Philip Sousa: The Northern Pines (encore)

February 15, 2005
Kraig Williams, Guest Conductor
David Spencer, Trumpet

Hmmm.  For this show we’ll need five saxes, five trumpets & five trombones.  Then let’s put the piano, bass, guitar & drums down front.  That’s your basic big band.  Next we’ll surround the whole shebang with all of the Dallas Wind Symphony’s woodwinds, brass and percussion players.  Now we’ve got ourselves a REALLY BIG big band!  Time to boogie woogie.

Fanfare: Rainier Fanfare – Scott L. Taube (Puyallup, WA)
Nobody’s Sweetheart (Paul Whiteman)
An Ellington Portrait 
(arr. Werle)
For Dancers Only 
(Sy Oliver)
From Ab to C 
(Billy Kyle)
Jumpin’ at the Woodside (Count Basie)
Rhapsody in Blue 
(George Gershwin, arr. Maybery)
David Spencer, trumpet
In the Miller Mood 
(arr. Warren Barker)
All The Things You Are 
(arr. Bouras)
Leap Frog 
(Les Brown)
(Hoagy Carmichael)
Eager Beaver 
(Stan Kenton)
The Sentimental Gentleman – A Tommy Dorsey Tribute 
(arr. Bouras)
Sing, Sing, Sing 
(Louis Prima, arr. Bouras)

March 22, 2005
Mary Preston, Organ

What’s a Jingling Johnny?  Imagine a long staff, topped by a crescent-shaped bar from which a zillion small bells are hung.  When shaken, it kinda sounds like a bull let loose in a windchime shop.  This concert is about ringing bells, but every time we tried working bells into the title it came out sounding really lame.  So, noticing that Mr. Williams and Mr. Bach have the same first name – and that we have bells that jingle…

Fanfare: Fair Park Fanfare – Joseph Eidson (Lawrence, KS)
John Williams/trans. Paul Lavender: Sound the Bells!
Maurice Ravel/trans. Donald Hunsberger: Valley of the Bells from Mirrors
William Byrd/trans. Gordon Jacob: William Byrd Suite
Charles Ives/trans. Thurston: The Alcotts from Concord Sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach/trans. Hindsley: Toccata and Fugue in d minor
Michael Daugherty: Bells for Stokowski
John Philip Sousa: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (encore)

April 12, 2005
Margaret Dees, Clarinet

This one’s a keeper.  The first ever, World Premiere performance of a new clarinet concerto by David Maslanka.  The very first symphony of Samuel Barber.  California Suite is a first-time drive over the one-of-a-kind Golden Gate Bridge, up beautiful Highway 1 to visit the singularly fabulous California redwoods.  Tell everyone you heard it here first!

Fanfare: Fanfare and Prelude for Meridith Corann – Todd Billingsley (Dallas, TX)
Gustav Holst: First Suite in E-Flat
David Maslanka: Four Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble *World Premiere*
   Margaret Dees, clarinet
John Gibson: California Suite (2003)
Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1, opus 9 (1936)
Samuel Barber: Commando March (encore)

A Star-Spangled Spectacular!
July 4, 2005 – Shows at 1pm & 4pm
Col. Arnald Gabriel, Conductor Emeritus, U.S. Air Force Band, Guest Conductor
Jacob Villarreal, tenor

We are proud to welcome back Colonel Gabriel once again to lead this very special Independence Day celebration.  We’ll have all your favorites: patriotic music, Uncle Sam on giant stilts, indoor fireworks and the brassy, toe-tapping program you expect from America’s Premier Windband.  We also have some new surprises up our sleeve – check out the program below!

Fanfare: Colonial Fife & Drum Medley – arr. David Lovrien
Morton Gould
: American Salute
Kenneth J. Alford: Eagle Squadron March
arr. Wayne Scott: Glenn Miller in Concert
John Williams/arr. Lavender: The March from “1941”
Jerry Goldsmith/arr. Davis: MacArthur/Patton Suite
arr. Frasier/trans. Davis: The Last Full Measure of Devotion
   Jacob Villarreal, tenor
Richard Rodgers/arr. R.R. Bennett: Victory at Sea
Claudio Grafulla: Washington Grays
Charles Ives/arr. Rhoads: Variations on “America”
George M. Cohan/arr. Villanueva: Four Cohan Songs (Audience sing-along)
William Steffe/arr. Wilhousky: Battle Hymn of the Republic
arr. Robert Cray: Salute to the Armed Forces
Samuel Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon: America, the Beautiful