Encore at Wayzata Community Church
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Encore at Wayzata Community Church

  • Wayzata Community Church

Encore Wind Ensemble
Timothy Mahr, Guest Conductor

Selections to be performed
An American Fanfare - Rick Kirby
Rest - Frank Ticheli
Symphony #1 - Timothy Mahr
The Liberty Bell - Sousa/Brion

Dr. Timothy Mahr is a professor of music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he is the Conductor of the St. Olaf Band and teaches courses in composition, conducting and music education.

Previous to his 1994 appointment at St. Olaf College, Mahr was Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, for ten years and taught instrumental music at Milaca High School (MN) for three years. Mahr is the principal conductor of the Twin Cities-based Minnesota Symphonic Winds and, while in Duluth, was the founder and conductor of the Twin Ports Wind Ensemble.

He is Past President of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association (1999-2001), and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association (1996-98) and was a founding board member of the Minnesota Band Directors Association. He is presently the North Central Division Representative on the CBDNA Commissioning Committee.

excerpt from St. Olaf College website

MusicConnect with Rockford HS
Mar
14
8:00 pm20:00

MusicConnect with Rockford HS

  • Rockford High School

 

MusicConnect with Rockford High School
Jerald Ferdig, Conductor

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
Kristin Cooper, Oboe

Performance by Rockford High School Band
   Selections listed at concert

Selections to be performed by Encore
Divertissement (1929) - Ibert / Wolfram
  1. Introduction
  2. Cortége
  3. Nocturne
  4. Valse
  5. Parade
  6. Finale

March from Symphonic Metamorphosis - Paul Hindemith

Shepherd's Hey - Percy Grainger

Encore at King of Kings LC
Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

Encore at King of Kings LC

  • King of Kings LC

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
Kristen Cooper, Oboe
Matthew Pellegrino, Charles B. Olsen Composer

Selections to be performed
Oboe Concert K314 - Mozart / Luckhardt
    Kristen Cooper, oboe

Winter Unending, Invincible Summer - Matthew Pellegrino
    2016-2017 Charles B. Olson Composer

Divertissement (1929) - Ibert / Wolfram
  1. Introduction
  2. Cortége
  3. Nocturne
  4. Valse
  5. Parade
  6. Finale

March from Symphonic Metamorphosis - Paul Hindemith

Shephrrd's Hey - Percy Grainger

Matthew Pellegrino

Matthew Pellegrino

Originally from Long Island, NY, Matthew John Pellegrino is an award winning composer and classically trained oboist. Striving towards honest music with a unique energy and lyricism, Matt seeks artistic expression that honors his artistic influences and background.

Young Band Literature Session
Feb
18
8:30 am08:30

Young Band Literature Session

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Young Band Literature Reading Session, sponsored by MDBA

Held during the MMEA Midwinter Clinic
Minneapolis Convention Center

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

MusicConnect with Minnesota Junior Winds
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

MusicConnect with Minnesota Junior Winds

  • Southview Middle School

NOTE: 7:30 Start Time

Minnesota Junior Winds
Charles Weise, Conductor
Dr. Robert Ouren, Conductor

Selections to be performed
Clash - Collins
Hymn for Band - Stuart
Escape from Chronopolis - Clark
Petite Symphonie - Gounod
Harry Potter  
A Galop to End All Galops - Barker

Minnesota Junior Winds

Minnesota Junior Winds

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
Tony Didier, Trumpet Soloist

Selections to be performed
American Overture - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
October - Eric Whitacre
Stars in a Velvety Sky - Herbert Clark
    Tony Didier, trumpet soloist
Joy Ride - Michael Markowski
Jet Launch - Charlie Bond, 2014-2015 Charles B. Olson Composer Contest Winner

Charles Weise teaches at South View Middle School in Edina, MN and holds degrees from the University of St. Thomas and Penn State University. Previous teaching positions have included both high school and elementary band programs. He has served as director of community bands, and is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor. He is a National Board Certified teacher. Recently, Charles' 8th grade band from South View was selected to play at the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Clinic.

Charles Weise

Charles Weise

Dr. Robert Ouren has been a Minnesota music educator for over 35 years, graduating from Winona State College with a Bachelors degree, and receiving both his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In 1991, Bob became director of bands at Edina High School, where he directed the marching band as well as the Varsity and Symphonic Bands and Jazz Band. Bob has been a wind section coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies for over ten years. Bob recently retired from public school teaching but remains very active through these opportunities as well as mentoring and research/advocacy work.

Dr. Robert Ouren

Dr. Robert Ouren

20th Anniversary Concert
Oct
23
3:00 pm15:00

20th Anniversary Concert

  • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
Abigail Seaman, Soprano Soloist
Bill Chouinard, Organist

Selections to be performed
* La Procession du Rocio, Op. 9 - Joaquin Turina / A. Reed
* "Io Son L'umile Ancella" - Francesco Celia / Luckhardt
    soprano soloist, Abigail Seaman
* My Jesus! Oh What Anguish - J. S. Bach / A. Reed
* Konigsmarch - Richard Strauss / Barrett
            Interval
Serenade for Winds Op. 7 - Richard Strauss
* Fanfare from "La Peri" - Paul Dukas
            Interval
* Ye Banks & Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Percy Grainger
Dream Machine - Katherine Bergman
“Pines of the Appian Way” from Pines of Rome - Ottorino Respighi / Duker
    Organist, Bill Chouinard
* Americans We - Henry Fillmore

Conductor - Jerry Luckhardt

Conductor - Jerry Luckhardt

Abigail Leah Seaman began taking voice lessons at age 12 and has been singing ever since. Despite discouragement to study voice, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music History, graduating from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She moved to New York City after graduating to continue private vocal study with New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera soprano Jen Aylmer.

Abigail Leah earned a Graduate Performance Diploma and a Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she was a recipient of the Fraser Gange Memorial Scholarship. This past spring saw Abigail Leah join Lyric Opera Baltimore in their production of Verdi's Nabucco. In summer she appeared as Barbarina with Operation: Opera and later as Despina in scenes at Artscape 2014 in Baltimore.

Currently, Abigail Leah is enrolled at the University of Minnesota as a doctoral candidate with a fellowship from the School of Music. She will appear as Micaela in November in Brook's adaptions of Bizet's Carmen: La tragédie de Carmen.

Soprano - Abigail Leah Seaman

Soprano - Abigail Leah Seaman

Composer - Katherine Bergman

Composer - Katherine Bergman

Katherine Bergman is a Minnesota-based composer who draws on literature, environmentalism, and found materials to create work that has been described as hypnotic and visceral. She has received commissions and performances from the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, The Dream Songs Project, the Minnesota Percussion Trio, and other leading ensembles and festivals throughout the United States. Katherine holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Gustavus Adolphus College, and her composition instructors have included Mary Ellen Childs, Jonathan Schwabe, and Samuel Adler. Katherine is director and co-founder of Spitting Image, a collective of Minneapolis-St. Paul composers. More information at www.katherinebergman.net

Bill Chouinard is Organist and Music Coordinator at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a position he has held since 1988.  Mr. Chouinard, whose past organ teachers include Dean Billmeyer, Kim Kasling, and Edward Berryman, has presented workshops on service playing and improvisation techniques and has served as organist for religious conventions and for numerous hymn festivals. A prize-winning finalist for the McKnight Foundation Fellowships for Performing Musicians, he has appeared several times on live national radio broadcasts on the St. Paul Fitzgerald’s Wurlitzer theatre organ and is a frequent performer on the American Public Media radio program “Pipedreams.”  Mr. Chouinard’s accomplishments also include performing with the Minnesota Orchestra and touring as a guest organ soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  He has recorded both organ and harpsichord for several recent choral compact discs, and his first solo recording of the St. Andrew’s organ, Bill Chouinard Premieres, is available on the Pro Organo label.

In addition to keyboard duties, Mr. Chouinard remains active as a bassist in the Twin Cities, performing frequently both live and in studio with many album credits for both electric and upright bass.  Bill resides in White Bear Lake with his wife and three children.

Organist - Bill Chouinard Photo Credit - Star Tribune

Organist - Bill Chouinard
Photo Credit - Star Tribune

NOTE: The first performances by Encore Wind Ensemble of the above listed works
* La Procession du Rocio, Op. 9 - First MMEA Performance, February 15, 2001
* "Io Son L'umile Ancella" - Second MMEA Performance, February 15, 2007
* My Jesus! Oh What Anguish - Third MMEA Performance, Thursday, February 13, 2014
* Konigsmarch - Inaugural Concert - Sept. 15, 1996
* Fanfare from "La Peri" - Luckhardt’s first concert, March 25, 2000
* Ye Banks & Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Charles B. Olson, conductor emeritus, April 15, 2004 MENC National Biennial In-Service Conference
* Americans We - Inaugural Concert - Sept. 15, 1996

Joint Concert with the U of M Symphonic Band
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Joint Concert with the U of M Symphonic Band

  • Ted Mann Concert Hall

This is our final concert of the 2015 season.  

Join us next year and celebrate our 20th anniversary!


University of MN Symphonic Band
Timothy Diem, Conductor

Children's March - Percy Aldridge Grainger
Variations on Solid Rock - Jack Stamp
Gloriosa - Yasuhide Ito

Encore Wind Ensemble
Lyndsay Boyd, Guest Conductor

Death by Tango, Edward Fairlie

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jack Stamp, Guest Conductor

Symphonic Songs, Robert Russell Bennet
Songs of Abelard, Norman Dello Joio
 

Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from IUP, a Master's in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon.

He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer throughout North America and Great Britain. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States. (from www.jackstamp.com)

Encore presents - Song & Dance
Apr
10
3:00 pm15:00

Encore presents - Song & Dance

  • Wayzata Community Church

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jack Stamp, Guest Conductor

Selections to be performed
Bandancing, Jack Stamp
  I. City Shuffle
  II. Tango
  III. Waltz
  IV. Slow Dance
  V. Last Dance
Rhosymedre, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lenny's Dance, Ben Blasko
Symphonic Songs, Robert Russell Bennet
Terpsichore, Fisher Tull
Songs of Abelard, Norman Dello Joio

Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from IUP, a Master's in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon.

He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer throughout North America and Great Britain. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States. (from www.jackstamp.com)

 

MusicConnect with Edina High School
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

MusicConnect with Edina High School

  • Edina High School Fick Auditorium

Heaven and Earth
Nov
8
3:00 pm15:00

Heaven and Earth

  • King of Kings Lutheran Church

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhard, Conductor

Selections to be performed
Mother Earth Fanfare- David Maslanka
O, God Thou Holy God- Johannes Brahms
Angels in the Architecture- Frank Ticheli
Jupiter (The Planets)- Gustav Holst
City Trees- Michael Markowski
Star Wars Trilogy- John Williams/Hunsberger)

MusicConnect with Southwest High School
Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

MusicConnect with Southwest High School

  • Southwest High School

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
MusicConnect with Southwest HS Band

Selections being performed
Mother Earth Fanfare- David Maslanka
O, God Thou Holy God- Johannes Brahms
Angels in the Architecture- Frank Ticheli
Star Wars Trilogy- John Williams/Hunsberger)

Aug
15
9:00 am09:00

Encore Wind Ensemble Auditions

  • University of Minnesota School of Music

Encore Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions will be held at the  University of Minnesota School of Music, Ferguson Hall on August 15 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
Additional appointments ARE available

Auditions will be held to fill the vacant chairs listed below as well as for substitute performers.

  • Flute/Piccolo
  • Oboe
  • Contra Bass Clarinet/Contralto Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • String Bass
  • Percussion

Please visit our Auditions page and fill out an Audition Request form and find more information.