Gusman Concert Hall
Colorful Works for Winds by Messiaen, Wilson, Bolcom
Frost Wind Ensemble
Gary Green, conductor
Sam Pilafian, tuba
Redi Llupa, piano
A consortium of wind ensembles throughout the world has commissioned new works for the genre in recent years, and the results are striking. The latest is Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble by Dana Wilson, a consortium world premiere at this concert, featuring Frost faculty master artist Sam Pilafian as soloist. Frost Wind Ensemble also presents Symphony for Band composed by Grammy Award winning composer William Bolcom (Musical America’s 2007 Composer of the Year) and Oliver Messiaen’s fascinating Oiseaux exotiques (“Exotic Birds”), for piano and small wind orchestra, a highly challenging sound fantasy that incorporates a complex piano part, winds and percussion emulating 47 different bird calls along with complex rhythms from ancient Greek and Hindu sources.
UM Students: Free with valid ID, subject to availability on concert night
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