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Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 8pm
Volcanoes, lightning, conflagrations! PSWE ends its season with this elemental program. Guest conductor Christin Reardon MacLellan leads the band in music that promises to be explosive! The mood ranges from “smokin’ hot,” to “passionately intense,” to “deeply entrancing,” but will fuel your excitement.
Rossano Galante: Raise of the Son
Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand
Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Frank Ticheli: Blue Shades
Julius Fućik: Entrance of the Gladiators (aka Thunder and Blazes)
Mark Camphouse: Fantasia on “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Founded in 1981 by conductor Maurice Backun, it was a group of talented wind and percussion players looking for musical challenges that brought the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (PSWE) into being. Over twenty years later, the ensemble has grown and matured to the point where it takes a leading role in music education in British Columbia and is committed to supporting Canadian composers. Yet the ensemble remains true to its roots – providing its members the chance to get together and play challenging wind music.