On Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, the Eastman Wind Ensemble (EWE), under its conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, will perform with the Eastman School of Music’s newly appointed Professor of Trumpet, Andrew McCandless. A former Eastman student, McCandless is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has established himself as a prominent figure in the brass world –– having also performed in the orchestras of Dallas, San Francisco, Kansas City, Sun Valley and Buffalo.
“We are very excited to welcome Andrew McCandless back to Rochester,” shares Scatterday. “Please join us for what promises to be a remarkable event and the beginning of a new era of trumpet performance and education at the Eastman School of Music.”
McCandless and the EWE will perform Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, a flamboyant showpiece widely known to trumpet players, as well as John Williams’ poignant “With Malice Toward None” from Steven Spielberg’s motion picture, Lincoln. The program also includes Donald Hunsberger’s arrangement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Scatterday’s arrangement of Roberto Sierra’s Carnaval –– a set of character pieces that explore mythical creatures, both menacing and serene. This performance is free and open to the public.
“When I was a student at Eastman, I was in awe of the level of playing in the Eastman Wind Ensemble,” McCandless recalls. “I later had the opportunity to play in the group and even tour Japan. I’m unbelievably honored to have the opportunity to join Dr. Scatterday and these terrific students.”
The Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra will also be presenting the following concerts in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this fall:
- Eastman Wind Orchestra | Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes Carolyn Bremer’s Early Light, Dwayne Milburn’s Meditation and Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2.
- Eastman Wind Ensemble | Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes Richard Strauss’ Suite in B-flat, Op. 4, Julia Wolfe’s Arsenal of Democracy, George Walker’s Lyric for Winds and Douglas Lowry’s Wind Religion.
- Eastman Wind Orchestra | Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes Lili Boulanger’s D’un Matin de Printemps and D’un Soir Triste, Roger Dickerson’s Essay, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Folk Song Suite and Gustav Holst’s Suite in F for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 2.
- Eastman Wind Orchestra (shared concert with ECMS Music Educators Wind Ensemble) | Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes Augusta Read Thomas’ Magneticfireflies, David Maslanka’s Tears, Cory Brodack’s Opus Modernum and Ryan Lindveit’s Like an Altar with 9,000 Robot Attendants.
- Eastman Wind Ensemble | Monday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes Sally Lamb McCune’s Spiral, Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Olivier Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum – featuring guest composer Sally Lamb McCune and guest conductor Kevin Fitzgerald ’13E.
- Eastman Wind Ensemble | Monday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D-minor (arr. Hunsberger), Jonathan Dove’s Figures in the Garden, Kevin Day’s Dancing Fire and Karel Husa’s Music for Prague 1968 – featuring guest conductor Brayer Teague from Downers Grove North High School.
- Eastman Wind Orchestra | Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Program includes William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge, Anthony Iannacone’s Sea Drift, Roshanne Etezady’s Against the Rain and John Mackey’s The Frozen Cathedral.
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About the Eastman Wind Ensemble:
The Eastman Wind Ensemble is America’s leading wind ensemble. Founded by Frederick Fennell in 1952, the ensemble became the pioneering force in the symphonic wind band movement in the United States and abroad. The ensemble has released more than 40 recordings; done major tours of the United States, Europe, Japan and the Far East; and has been invited to perform at many festivals and music conferences. Dr. Mark Scatterday is the current conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music — about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Guggenheim fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community. Additionally, more than 1,700 members of the Rochester community, from young children through senior citizens, are enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School.
About the University of Rochester:
The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, one of only 62-member institutions in the Association of American Universities. Located in Rochester, NY, the University gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.