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February 2018

Pipes and Stops in Lakewood

February 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Voices and Winds at Bethany

February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113 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.…

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April 2018

Legacies with Richard and Peter John Stoltzman and Scott McAllister

April 7, 2018 @ 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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Colorado Youth Composers Workshop

April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

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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