Image Stormy Weather
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)
Gioacchino Rossini — Overture to William Tell
John Clifford Heed — In Storm and Sunshine
John Mackey — Redline Tango
Gioacchino Rossini — Passo a sei from William Tell
Carter Pann — Slalom
Tielman Susato — Selections from ?The Danserye?
John Philip Sousa — The Thunderer

Image 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)
Percy Grainger — Molly on the Shore
Percy Grainger — The Merry King
Percy Grainger — Lincolnshire Posy
Ralph Vaughan Williams – English Folk Song Suite
Gustav Holst — First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Florent Schmitt — Dionysiaques, Op. 62
John Philip Sousa — The Washington Post March

Image 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
Donald Crockett — Island
David Maslanka — Give Us This Day (Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble)
Paul Bissell — The Alabados Song
Michael Daugherty — UFO, Mvt. V
Jaromir Weinberger — “Polka and Fugue” from Schwanda, the Bagpiper
John Philip Sousa — Solid Men to the Front

Image 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)
Frank Ticheli — Nitro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Serenade No. 12 in c minor, K. 388
Dmitri Shostakovich — Festive Overture
John Corigliano — Symphony No. 3: Circus Maximus
John Philip Sousa — Pride of the Wolverines

Image 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)
arr. James L. Hosay — Westminster Carol
arr. Silvester — Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
arr. Cauthen — Do You Hear What I Hear?
arr. Morton Gould — Jingle Bells
Randol Bass — ?Twas the Night Before Christmas
Carl Johnson, narrator
John Wasson — We Three Kings
Craig Biondi — The Christmas Song
arr. Shaw — I’ll Be Home for Christmas
arr. Cauthen — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
David Lovrien — Carol Sing Along
Leroy Anderson — A Christmas Festival
John Philip Sousa — The Stars and Stripes Forever!

Image 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)
Paul Hindemith — March from Symphonic Metamorphosis
Donald Grantham — Southern Harmony
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov — Procession of the Nobles
Dan Welcher — Symphony No. 4 ?American Visionary?
Dmitri Shostakovich — Folk Dances
Dmitri Shostakovich — Finale, Symphony No. 5
John Philip Sousa — High School Cadets

Image 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)

Image 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)
Jan Sweelinck — Variations on My Young Life Has Ended
Percy Grainger — The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
John Williams — Call of the Champions
arr. Robert Edgerton — America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)
Philip Sparke — Dance Movements, II – IV
Hector Berlioz — Hungarian March
Percy Grainger — Irish Tune from County Derry
Ottorino Respighi — “Pines of the Appian Way” from The Pines of Rome

Image Pipedreams Live!
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)
Richard Strauss — Solemn Entry (Feierlicher Einzug)
Giovanni Gabrieli — Canzon primi toni
Alexandre Guilmant — Finale from Sonata in d minor
Henri Tomasi — Fanfares Liturgiques
William Walton — Crown Imperial
Michael Daugherty — Niagara Falls
Paul Hindemith — Kammermusik No. 7
Richard Wagner — Elsa?s Procession to the Cathedral
John Philip Sousa — Corcoran Cadets

Image 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)
trans. Palmatier — Star Spangled Banner
John Philip Sousa/Fennell — The Gallant Seventh
Joseph Wilcox Jenkins — American Overture for Band
Leonard Bernstein/arr. Duthoit — West Side Story
Henry Fillmore/Fennell — The Klaxon
arr. Palmatier — Grand Night for Singing
arr. Palmatier —Broadway Showcase
Morton Gould — American Salute
John Williams/arr. Curnow — Liberty Fanfare
George Gershwin/arr. Krance — An American in Paris
John Philip Sousa — The Washington Post March
trans. Palmatier — Amazing Grace
arr. Palmatier — Land That I Love
arr. Taylor — Armed Services Medley
Aaron Copland — Variations on a Shaker Melody
John Philip Sousa — The Stars and Stripes Forever!