San Jose Wind Symphony Plays Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff in Mother Russia
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The last date listed for San Jose Wind Symphony: Mother Russia was Sunday May 31, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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This event was wonderful. It was a most enjoyable afternoon. The music was excellent and Dr. Harris, the conductor was a really funny guy. I would definately attend such a concert again. The San Jose Wind is a great group and very diverse.
The San Jose Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Edward C. Harris, presents the final concert of its season at McAfee Center.
The theme of the Wind Symphony’s season is “Music Makes the World Go Round.” Each concert explores a different musical culture, from the United States and Europe to Asia and Latin America. This concert turns the spotlight on Russia, with its rich musical heritage. The program offers an intoxicating mix of romance, passion and fire.
The major work on the program is the “Finale” from Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 in G Minor. The concert also includes:
Russian Sailors’ Dance (Reinhold Glière)
Entry March of the Boyars (Johan Halvorsen)
Athletic Festival March (Sergei Prokofiev)
Vocalise (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Prelude (Dmitri Shostakovich)
Salvation is Created (Pavel Tschesnokoff)
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.