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Save the Date: Fall Wind Orchestra Tour

  • Carthage College Wind Orchestra
    Carthage College Wind Orchestra
    Carthage College

By Maren Schutz ’15

June 25, 2014

The Carthage Wind Orchestra will transform into a turn-of-the-20th century British “military band” this fall when it tours neighboring Midwestern cities.

The military band was a designation used to contrast the group from the all-brass band and had 28 players. Many exceptional compositions were written expressly for this type of group, although they are often heard today with much larger sized bands. This tour expands on the Carthage Wind Orchestra’s tradition of exploring different instrumental genres such as silent film accompaniment, orchestral winds, solo accompaniment, and large chamber music performance.

Music to be performed includes works for student soloists Allison Schafernak ’15, clarinet, from Libertyville, Illinois, and Taylor Kloha ’16, flute, from St. Louis.

The concert will include the following pieces:

Triumphal Ode, Op. 11 by Howard Hanson
Fugue a la Gigue by J. S. Bach, arr. Gustav Holst
Overture for Winds, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn
Idyll by Ernst Toch
Christmas Day by Percy Grainger, arr. James Ripley
Hommage a Rameau by Germaine Tailleferre, arr. Desire Dondeyne
Rondo Variations by Guy Woofenden, featuring Ms. Schafernak
Concertino by Jonathan Newman, featuring Ms. Kloha
The Swimming Pool by Mark Petering
Rheinische Kirmestanze by Bernd Zimmermann

Locations and dates for the tour are outlined as follows:

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin–7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Carthage College
  • Schofield, Wisconsin–7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, DC Everest High School
  • La Crescent, Minnesota–7 p.m., Nov. 22, La Crescent High School
  • Rochester, Minnesota–4 p.m., Nov. 23, Zumbro Lutheran Church
  • Rosemount, Minnesota–9:20 a.m., Nov. 24, Rosemount High School
  • Eden Prairie, Minnesota–Noon, Nov. 24, Eden Prairie High School
  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin–7:30 p.m., Nov. 24, Performing Arts Center
  • Viroqua, Wisconsin–7:30 p.m., Nov. 25, Viroqua High School
  • Waterloo, Wisconsin–10 a.m., Nov. 26, Waterloo High School