The Colorado Wind Ensemble

 The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents its 36th season in 2017-2018 with fabulous guest artists Richard Stoltzman, Peter John Stoltzman and Joyce Shupe Kull, a new commission by composer Scott McAllister, guest conductors Ray Cramer and Martha Cox, a collaboration with the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, and several showcases of student groups!


April 7  King Center

Please join us for a very special concert on April 7 featuring world-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, his pianist son Peter John Stoltzman, and guest composer Scott McAllister. Legacies will be the concert of the season with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s 100-year anniversary and tremendous artistry by these amazing musicians.


Colorado Youth Wind Ensemble
April 24 – May 19

Now in its second year, the CYWE offers a wonderful opportunity for high school wind and percussion instrumentalists to join with players from other schools, work with conductor David Kish, and perform with the Colorado Wind Ensemble!  We’re adding a new component this year for interested students – the Composers Workshop.  Please click here for more information.


CWE Conductor, Dr. David Kish

David Kish headshot 3David Kish, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, is also Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the Metro State Wind Band Celebration, and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award.



The Colorado Wind Ensemble is metro Denver’s urban wind symphony, featuring the versatile and sumptuous sounds of 45 woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  The CWE performs all around the region, playing everything from classics by Holst and Grainger to current contemporary sounds of Schwantner and Corigliano.  Formal season concerts, chamber music, summer band in the park, collaborations with other artists, and educational outreach with students are critical components of our vision.  Our mission is to present exceptional live performances of the various genres of music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion to audiences and students.  We hope you will join us!