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THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS WIND ENSEMBLE, Symphonic Band & University Band

Paul W. Popiel, Matthew O. Smith & Sharon L Toulouse, Conductors

2019-2020 Concert Season


March 2, Symphonic & University Bands

conducted by Dr. Matt Smith & Professor Sharon Toulouse

7:30 pm, Lied Center

Esprit de Corps - Robert Jager

October - Eric Whitacre

A Mother of a Revolution! - Omar Thomas

Elegy for a Young American - Ronald lo Presti

Tom Davoren, guest conductor

Fiesta del Pacifico - Roger Nixon

Alligator Alley, Michael Daugherty

John Leonard, guest conductor

Red Rock Mountain, Rossano Galante

Lord Of the Rings – Johan de Meij

March 18, Wind Ensemble

conducted by Dr. Paul Popiel, with Joe Alessi, principle trombone of the New York Philharmonic, and the KU Trombone Choir

7:30 pm, Lied Center

Aria and Dance, Thom Ritter George

            KU Trombone Choir with Joe Alessi

Far From Home, Kit Turnbull 

            Tom Davoren, guest conductor

Tintagel  Arnold Bax/trans. Colnot 

            wind ensemble premiere

Quaternity, Bruce Broughton

Joe Alessi, soloist

consortium premiere

April 24, Wind Ensemble

conducted by Dr. Paul Popiel, with Blue Valley West High School at 7pm

7:30 pm, Lied Center

Max Q, Ben Justis

Robert E Foster Composition Award recipient

world premiere

Dance Movements, Philip Sparke

John Leonard, guest conductor

Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky/Ravel/Lavender

April 28, University Band & Jazz Ensemble II & III

conducted by Professor Sharon Toulouse

7:30 pm, Lied Center

Satiric Dances, Norman Dello Joio

He’s Gone Away, Stuart O’Neil

April 30, Symphonic Band

conducted by Dr. Matthew Smith

7:30 pm, Lied Center

Febris Ver, Nancy Galbraith

Song for Silent Voices, Wayne Oquin

John Leonard, guest conductor

The National Game, John Philip Sousa

Flint Shards, Daniel Morel

Bethany Amundson, guest conductor

The Gum-Suckers March, Percy Grainger

Acadiana, Frank Ticheli


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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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