Eastman Wind Ensemble

The Eastman Wind Ensemble Celebrates 60 Years

The Eastman Wind Ensemble’s 60th year Celebration
February 6-9, 2013 ESM


Fennell Masterclass Schedule – 60th

Frederick Fennell conducted the first concert of the Eastman Wind Ensemble on February 8, 1953 in Kilbourn Hall. This coming February, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of this groundbreaking concert and concept.
The celebration will include:

  • EWO Concert, Wed. Feb. 6 featuring EWE “autograph” works, Eastman Theater

                        Holst, Gould, Bernstein, Ravel

  • The 5th Annual Frederick Fennell Memorial Conducting Masterclass

                        In conjunction with the Conductor’s Guild

  • EWE Concert, Fri. Feb 8 featuring landmark and new works, Eastman Theater

                        Roberto Sierra: Mambo Metalico (brass, percussion and piano)
                                    World premiere (commissioned by ESM DMA wind conductors)
                        Mozart: Serenade no. 10 in C Minor
                        Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
                        Douglas Lowry: Wind Religion 
                                    World premier (composed for the EWE 60th)

  • Guest artists and scholars

                        Neal Zaslaw (Mozart Scholar)
                        Robert Wason (Stravinsky Scholar)
                        Roberto Sierra (composer)
                        Douglas Lowry (composer)
                        Donald Hunsberger (EWE conductor emeritus)
                        Michael Votta (conductor, Mozart scholar and former ESM DMA)

*Guest Artist-in-Residence (Feb. 22-27, 2013)
            Robert Sullivan –Principal Trumpet Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra
                         Formerly of the Cleveland Orchestra and the NY Philharmonic)

*EWE feature performance at Canada’s Musicfest on May 16, 2013 in Toronto

*New Recording – “Stravinsky at Eastman” – Octet and L’histoire du Soldat
            CD to be released at the 60th in February, AVIE Records (London)