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Triangle Wind Ensemble Fall Concert


Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Cary Arts Center Auditorium, 101 Dry Avenue, downtown Cary
General Admission:  $15 adult, $12 senior/student, $5 child 12 and under
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Dr. Evan Feldman, music director and conductor of the 50-member Triangle Wind Ensemble (TWE)  knew he wanted TWE to tackle the monumental Symphony No. 4 by American composer David Maslanka this fall.  The piece is one of the masterworks of modern wind-band repertory, and TWE had not yet played it in its twelve years of music-making.  It is a challenging piece, even for the accomplished professional and volunteer musicians of TWE, but an immensely rewarding one to rehearse and perform.

The trick would be how to find time to rehearse this piece and also do justice to three more works to fill out the concert that would complement the Maslanka and reflect, in their own ways, the overall theme of the concert:  SHOUT FOR JOY!

Several works were read and considered, and the final selections represent a grouping of composers well-known to anyone who has ever attended a symphony or wind ensemble concert.

Gustav Holst starts off the program in a jovial mood with Jupiter from his well-known series of mood pictures, “The Planets.” Richard Wagner’s Romantic opera Lohengrin sets the stage for the deeply moving prelude to Act IV: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, a work beloved by generations of band musicians. The first half closes with the jaunty Scottish rhythms of Percy Grainger’s “Lads of Wamphray,” the very first piece Grainger wrote for winds, and one of his quirkiest. After intermission TWE performs the 40-minute Maslanka Symphony No. 4 for Wind Orchestra.  Taking several hymn tunes as inspiration, Maslanka leads us through apparent chaos to transformation and rebirth… the working out of an extended impulse to shout for the joy of life.   We hope you will come and share this concert experience with us!

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