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October 2015

Heritage to Horizons at the King Center

October 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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The CWE welcomes our new conductor, Dr. David Kish, as we open the season by celebrating CWE’s heritage and approaching new horizons. Overture to "Candide" • Leonard Bernstein/Grundman Symphony No. 6 • Vincent Persichetti Sunrise at Angel’s Gate • Philip Sparke Early Light • Carolyn Bremer Blue Dawn into White Heat • Gunther Schuller Sheltering Sky • John Mackey Tower Ascending • Wayne Oquin In Storm and Sunshine • John C. Heed The CWE appears at the King Center as…

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December 2015

Sound the Bells! at LUMC

December 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120
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ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 2:00 PM.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 PM Park in the church parking lot or on the street. Ringing in the season with your holiday favorites, music for skiing, and angelic singing by guest soprano Michelle Thompson. Sound the Bells • John Williams/Lavender Blithe Bells • Percy Grainger Angels in the Architecture • Frank Ticheli - Michelle Thompson, soprano soloist Slalom • Carter Pann Festival Fanfare for Christmas…

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February 2016

An American Journey with guest narrator Charley Samson

February 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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Musically crossing the country and honoring presidents with guest narrator Charley Samson. Overture for Band • John Heins George Washington Bridge • William Schuman Wayfaring Stranger • Christopher Nelson Symphony No. 4 (II. Marches) • Morton Gould Lincoln Portrait • Aaron Copland/Beeler - Charley Samson, narrator Alleluia • Randall Thompson/Buckley Niagara Falls • Michael Daugherty Tickets may be purchased at the Lakewood Cultural Center box office in person, by phone, or online.  Purchase online here. Online ticket sales have closed,…

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March 2016

An Evening of Chamber Music at the King Center

March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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An evening of classical and contemporary delights featuring small groups from the Colorado Wind Ensemble. Music for brass trio, trombone quartet, saxophone and flute, clarinet ensemble, and more! Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone • Francis Poulenc Three Pieces • Michael Head    oboe and piano Les Tréteaux • Pierre-Max Dubois    flute, saxophone, piano Epitaphe de Jean Harlow • Charles Kœchlin    flute, saxophone, piano La Flor de la Canela • Isabel “Chabuca” Granda/arr. Vinicio Meza    trombone quartet Noche Inolvidable • Ricardo…

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An Afternoon of Chamber Music at St Andrew

March 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 South University Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 US

An evening of classical and contemporary delights featuring small groups from the Colorado Wind Ensemble. Music for brass trio, trombone quartet, saxophone and flute, clarinet ensemble, and more! Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone • Francis Poulenc Three Pieces • Michael Head    oboe and piano Les Tréteaux • Pierre-Max Dubois    flute, saxophone, piano Epitaphe de Jean Harlow • Charles Kœchlin    flute, saxophone, piano La Flor de la Canela • Isabel “Chabuca” Granda/arr. Vinicio Meza    trombone quartet Noche Inolvidable • Ricardo…

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April 2016

Playing with Fire with Queen City Jazz Band at LUMC

April 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120
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Hot jazz and sizzling new sounds for winds and percussion with Denver's legendary traditional jazz group, the Queen City Jazz Band Tempered Steel • Charles Rochester Young Firefly • Ryan George “Tumbao” from Sinfonia No. 3, "La Salsa" • Roberto Sierra/Scatterday Blow It Up, Start Again • Jonathan Newman Queen City Jazz Band selections CWE and QCJB together performing selections by arranger Wayne Scott Online purchases may be made until midnight on April 1.  Tickets may also be purchased at…

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Playing with Fire with Queen City Jazz Band at the King Center

April 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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Hot jazz and sizzling new sounds for winds and percussion with Denver's legendary traditional jazz group. Tempered Steel • Charles Rochester Young Firefly • Ryan George “Tumbao” from Sinfonia No. 3, "La Salsa" • Roberto Sierra/Scatterday Blow It Up, Start Again • Jonathan Newman Queen City Jazz Band selections CWE and QCJB together performing selections by arranger Wayne Scott The CWE appears at the King Center as Artists in Residence through a partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver. Tickets…

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May 2016

Beg, Borrow, and Steal at the King Center

May 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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Transcriptions of great works respectfully adapted from repertoire for organ, orchestra, and piano Toccata and Fugue in D minor • J.S. Bach/Hunsberger The Alcotts • Charles Ives/Thurston cheating, lying, stealing • David Lang Pictures at an Exhibition • Modest Mussorgsky/Lavender The CWE appears at the King Center as Artists in Residence through a partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver. Tickets may be purchased from the King Center box office in person, online, or by phone (303-556-2296).  The box office…

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July 2016

CWE at Next Stage NOW

July 17, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents spectacular summer sounds in FREE performances at the Denver Performing Arts Complex downtown.  Listen to season highlights from John Mackey and Ryan George; great outdoor fare by Ives, Sousa, and Holst; and a beautiful feature from Central City Opera's Ballad of Baby Doe.  Choose one of two performances in the outdoor Galleria tent: 2:30-3:30 OR 4:30-5:30 Street meter parking downtown is FREE on Sundays. Wheelchair ramps lead to the performance space.  See accessibility details here.…

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August 2016

Summer Sounds at Smoky Hill

August 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir
Centennial, CO 80015 United States
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The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents a free concert of season favorites and lively summer fare at Smoky Hill Library.  We're planning for outdoors, but will move inside if it rains.  Bring the family! All activities are on the main level - ground level parking is available in the library lot. Save Save Save

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