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October 2017

Winning Scores

October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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Featuring prize-winning recipients of the annual Sousa/Ostwald Awards granted by the American Bandmasters Association.  Every piece is a winner!  We are honored to be joined by renowned guest conductor Ray Cramer, the distinguished Director of Bands at Indiana University from 1969-2005. Fanfare and Allegro • Clifton Williams Songs for Wind Ensemble • Yo Goto Zion • Dan Welcher Variations on a Korean Folk Song • John Barnes Chance - Ray Cramer, guest conductor Only Light • Aaron Perrine Passacaglia (Homage…

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December 2017

Winter Sojourns

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120 US
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CWE greets winter with a musical travelogue to Japan, Russia, Spain, and more.  CWE extends a heartfelt welcome to Conductor Emerita Martha Cox as she conducts two of her favorites. Postcard • Frank Ticheli Symphony No. IV "Bookmarks from Japan" • Julie Giroux Fervent Is My Longing • J.S. Bach/Lucien Cailliet - Martha Cox, guest conductor Lola Flores • Alfred Sadel/Terig Tucci/John Krance - Martha Cox, guest conductor Winter Dreams • Michael Daugherty Russian Christmas Music • Alfred Reed This…

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February 2018

Pipes and Stops in Lakewood

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226 US
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Joyce Shupe Kull The mighty organ!  CWE emulates the king of instruments with a splendid Bach transcription by Donald Hunsberger, and then joins up with Denver's queen of organists, Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull, for pieces featuring the organ with wind ensemble.  Don't miss the opportunity to hear two works by the visionary of one-on-a-part wind ensemble writing - Percy Grainger!  We also welcome the Bear Creek High School band for this concert in Lakewood.  An additional performance takes place on…

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Pipes and Stops in Highlands Ranch

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
St Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 South University Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 US
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Joyce Shupe Kull The mighty organ!  CWE emulates the king of instruments with a splendid Bach transcription by Donald Hunsberger, and then joins up with Denver's queen of organists, Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull, for pieces featuring the organ with wind ensemble.  Don't miss the opportunity to hear two works by the visionary of one-on-a-part wind ensemble writing - Percy Grainger!  We also welcome the Mountain Vista High School band for this concert in Highlands Ranch.  An additional performance takes place…

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Voices and Winds in Denver

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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The Colorado Wind Ensemble teams up with St. Martin's Chamber Choir in a performance of Anton Bruckner's rarely heard Mass No. 2 in E Minor and a world premiere by composer Daniel Kellogg.  CWE will also perform Francis Poulenc's Suite Française d'après Claude Gervaise for chamber winds. Two performances: Friday, February 23 at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver, and Sunday, February 25 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village. Tickets available through St. Martin's Chamber Choir here. This…

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April 2018

Legacies with Richard and Peter John Stoltzman and Scott McAllister

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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"...An artist of indescribable genius." Washington Post World-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist son Peter John Stoltzman have delighted audiences from Washington DC to Washington state, and throughout Italy and Japan.  CWE is thrilled to feature the father-son duo with the CWE on Leonard Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs in a special tribute to Bernstein's 100-year anniversary. CWE is also excited to perform the world premiere of a new work by composer Scott McAllister, Clear Shade Creek.  In a full-circle…

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May 2018

Stars and Sea

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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The CWE's concert season closes with a beautiful program inspired by evocative elements of nature. Magnolia Star • Steve Danyew Dusk • Steven Bryant Sea Songs • Ralph Vaughan Williams Vesuvius • Frank Ticheli Wine-Dark Sea • John Mackey This concert takes place at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria campus (details below).  Parking is FREE in the 7th Street Garage next door to the King Center. Tickets at the door or by phone (303-556-2296): $16 adult, $13…

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September 2018

High Five

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
King Center – Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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The number “Five” guides our selection of repertoire for this concert – all pieces have five movements, a five-note melodic motif, or some other driving connection with “Five.”  This concert opens our tribute season to composer David Maslanka, and includes works that are brand new for the CWE. DAVID MASLANKA ⋅ Morning Star WAYNE OQUIN ⋅ A Solemn Place KEVIN WALCZYK ⋅ Symphony No. 4: Unforsaken ADAM SCHOENBERG/Patterson ⋅ American Symphony This concert takes place at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria…

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October 2018

Songs of Democracy with Voices West in Denver

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 N Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203 United States
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Free

CWE joins with the Voices West chorus to present A Commemoration of the End of World War I featuring Howard Hanson's stirring Song of Democracy with text by Walt Whitman.  Described as Neo-Romantic, Hanson's music is characterized by beautiful melodies and colorful orchestration.  This performance takes place in two locations - on Friday, October 12 at Central Presbyterian Church, and on Saturday, October 13 at Littleton United Methodist Church. HOWARD HANSON · Song of Democracy GUSTAV HOLST · First Suite in E-flat DAVID…

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Songs of Democracy with Voices West in Littleton

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120 US
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Free

CWE joins with the Voices West chorus to present A Commemoration of the End of World War I featuring Howard Hanson's stirring Song of Democracy with text by Walt Whitman.  Described as Neo-Romantic, Hanson's music is characterized by beautiful melodies and colorful orchestration.  This performance takes place in two locations - on Friday, October 12 at Central Presbyterian Church, and on Saturday, October 13 at Littleton United Methodist Church. HOWARD HANSON · Song of Democracy GUSTAV HOLST · First Suite in E-flat DAVID…

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