San Jose Wind Symphony Performs Chicago: My Kind of Town
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The last date listed for Chicago: My Kind of Town was Sunday December 13, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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The theme of the Wind Symphony’s season is “America the Beautiful.” Each concert explores a different aspect of America’s rich musical heritage. Their next concert, Chicago: My Kind of Town, gives concertgoers a sneak preview of the program that SJWS will perform later in the month at the 2009 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
The concert features two outstanding guest artists: French horn virtuoso Alicia Telford performs the Rondo from Richard Strauss’s Concerto No. 1, Op. 11; and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington leads his jazz quintet in his own composition, Open Evidence. SJWS also honors the late composer Roger Nixon, performing Nixon’s classic Centennial Fanfare-March.
Barber – Andante and Tranquillo from Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Mackey – Aurora Awakes
Pann – Hold This Boy and Listen
R. Strauss – Rondo from Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Warlock – Tranquillity from Capriole Suite (with Alicia Telford, French horn)
Lington – Open Evidence (with The Aaron Lington Quintet, Timothy Harris, guest conductor)
Nixon – Centennial Fanfare-March
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Wind Symphony
San Jose Wind Symphony (SJWS) was founded in 1958 at San Jose City College by conductor emeritus Darrell Johnston. The group has become one of the finest community bands in the country, drawing players from a diverse assortment of backgrounds and professions.