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April 2018

Colorado Youth Composers Workshop

April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
King Center – Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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The Colorado Youth Composers Workshop The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents the Colorado Youth Composers Workshop.  Student composers will participate in 6 masterclass sessions with MSU Denver composition faculty member Cherise Leiter.  Students will compose a piece for a chamber ensemble made up of members of the Colorado Wind Ensemble, and will hear their compositions read at the end of the workshop. The workshop is limited to 5 participants in grades 9-12.  Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a…

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May 2018

Stars and Sea

May 19, 2018 @ 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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July 2018

CWE Jazz at Denver Botanic Gardens

July 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St
Denver, 80206 United States
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A set of classic jazz standards in the tradition of the legendary Dave Pell Octet, featuring CWE musicians and friends.  This innovative leader of the West Coast cool jazz movement in the 1950s fostered arrangements by André Previn, Marty Paich, Bill Holman, John Williams, Jack Montrose, Wes Hensel, Med Flory, Shorty Rogers, and Harry Betts.  Listening and swing dancing are encouraged! The Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the SCFD Showcase on July 7 and 8.  Admission to the Gardens is half…

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August 2018

Summer Sounds at Curtis Park

August 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood VIllage, CO 80112 United States
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The CWE performs season favorites and joins with the Colorado Honor Band in this free outdoor concert in Greenwood Village.   Colorado Honor Band performs at 6:00, with CWE beginning around 7:00.  Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and an umbrella! Parking is available at ground level in the lot.

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CWE Auditions

August 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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The Colorado Wind Ensemble is holding auditions on August 21 for both regular and alternate musicians as follows: Regular musicians Bass Clarinet Bassoon Trumpet Percussion Alternate musicians - all sections Flute Oboe Bassoon Clarinet Bass Clarinet Saxophone (all) Trumpet Horn Trombone Euphonium Tuba Percussion Piano Harp String Bass Please visit our Auditions page for more information and application procedures.  Please apply by August 8.

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September 2018

High Five

September 22, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 N Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203 United States
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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, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120 US
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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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December 2018

Holiday Hues

December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 South University Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 US
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Our colorful approach to the holidays special guests – ThunderRidge High School Band PETER GRAHAM · The Red Machine PERCY GRAINGER/DAEHN · Themes from “Green Bushes” FISHER TULL · Sketches on a Tudor Psalm SAMUEL HAZO · Blue and Green Music MAX DiJULIO · Sounds of Christmas DAVID LOVRIEN · Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass Tickets at the door: $16 adult, $13 senior 60 +/military, $6 student/child

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February 2019

A Tribute to John Philip Sousa with Master of Ceremonies Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204 US
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Guest Master of Ceremonies Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. presides over an evening celebrating the great band tradition! It will look like the John Philip Sousa Band!  It will sound like the Sousa Band!  A trip back in time to the Golden Age of the Concert Band in the Concert Hall at the turn of the 20th Century with overtures, marches, soloists, and sing-alongs. Parking is FREE in the 7th Street Garage next door to the King Center. Tickets at the door or by…

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