Concert schedule

Check out the following times and dates for concerts performed by the Northern Arizona University's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Collegiate Band

All concerts will be performed in the Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, unless otherwise stated.

Spring 2018 Concerts

 

NAU Symphonic Band

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

Dr. William Kinne, conductor

Carmina Burana

Program Information

Join the NAU Symphonic Band and their conductor, Dr. William Kinne, as the Northern Arizona University School of Music presents Carl Orff’s fiery Carmina burana for wind and percussion instruments. This celebration of life and love opens with the instantly recognizable “O Fortuna” and explores extreme contrasts of color and emotion. The program will include works by Gustav Host and William Schuman.
 

NAU Wind Symphony

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

Dr. Patricia Hoy, conductor

"Stravinsky and Friends"

 

Program Information
This concert features School of Music faculty member, Rita Borden, performing the Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments. The piano takes on a virtuoso concertante role in the Concerto, partnering with an equally important wind ensemble with no strings other than double basses.

Besides the Concerto, other music on the concert includes La Procession Du Rocio composed by Joaquín Turina who was born in 1882, the same year as Stravinsky and The Gadfly Suite by Dmitri Shostakovich who was heavily influenced by the neo-classical style pioneered by Igor Stravinsky. School of Music faculty member, Dr. Louise Scott will be featured in the famous “Romance” movement of the Suite.
 

NAU Symphonic Band

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

Dr. William Kinne, conductor

"Maveriks: the music of Charles Ives, Darius Milhaud, and John Mackey"
 

Program Information

In the mid-ninteenth century, a independent-minded Texas lawyer, revolutionary fighter, and land baron didn’t bother to brand his cattle. Unbranded cattle not belonging to the herd came to be known as “mavericks” after their owner, Samuel Augustus Maverick.

In this concert, the NAU Symphonic Band and conductor William Kinne, present “mavericks of music.” In the early twentieth century, Charles Ives was a pioneer in the insurance industry, but his musical soundscapes confuounded contemporary listenters and performers alike. Meanwhile, French composer, Darius Milhaud, experimented with polytonality and infused his music with the sounds of jazz in the 1920s. Today, composer John Mackey has distinguished himself as a maverick by pushing the limits of what the modern wind ensemble can create. 

NAU Wind Symphony

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

Dr. Patricia Hoy, conductor

“Sojourns”

Program Information
This concert features School of Music faculty member Dr. Genevieve Clarkson performing the Rolf Wilhelm Concertino for Tuba and Wind Instruments. The composer intended the Concertino to be an easily comprehended, uncomplicated work of a pleasant nature that features the tuba—what he considered to be a fascinating instrument with an enormous range of more than four octaves.

Besides the Concertino, the concert features musical “stopovers” from Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, and contemporary Japanese composer Yasuhide Ito.