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Shared Concert with U of M Symphonic Band
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Shared Concert with U of M Symphonic Band

University of MN Symphonic Band
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

Selections to be performed announced at concert

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

In This Broad Earth - Steven Bryant
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Bonecas de Chuva (Rain Dolls) - Andreia Pinto Correia
    Maja Radovanlija, guitar
Commando March - Samuel Barber

U of M Symphonic Band

 

Maja Radovanlija was born in Belgrade, Serbia and has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Radovanlija completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Belgrade and received her master’s and doctor of music at jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. During her studies, she won several prizes at international guitar competitions in Serbia and Bulgaria. Since then, she has performed frequently as a solo and chamber musician, touring European countries, Middle-east and North Africa. Radovanlija’s interests include musical genres beyond classical, such as traditional Balkan music, jazz, experimental, and improvised music.

Maja Radovanlija, guitar

Maja Radovanlija, guitar

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Encore at King of Kings LC
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Encore at King of Kings LC

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

In This Broad Earth - Steven Bryant
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Bonecas de Chuva (Rain Dolls) - Andreia Pinto Correia

    Maja Radovanlija, guitar
Commando March - Samuel Barber

         -- intermission --
Symphony in Bb - Paul Hindemith
     I. Moderately Fast, with vigor - Molto agitato
    II. Andantino grazioso - Fast and Gay
    III. Fugue. Rather broad - Fast, energetic

 
Maja Radovanlija, guitar

Maja Radovanlija, guitar

 

Maja Radovanlija was born in Belgrade, Serbia and has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Radovanlija completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Belgrade and received her master’s and doctor of music at jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. During her studies, she won several prizes at international guitar competitions in Serbia and Bulgaria. Since then, she has performed frequently as a solo and chamber musician, touring European countries, Middle-east and North Africa. Radovanlija’s interests include musical genres beyond classical, such as traditional Balkan music, jazz, experimental, and improvised music.

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20th Anniversary Concert
Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

20th Anniversary Concert

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.

Soprano - Abigail Leah Seaman

Soprano - Abigail Leah Seaman

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.

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

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Encore at MMEA
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Encore at MMEA

2013 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, Craig Kirchhoff, Kathy Romey, and Matthew Mehafey, conductors
Special Guests, Charles Lazarus, trumpet, and Justin Weiss, composer
at Minneapolis Convention Center - MMEA Convention

Overture in C, Op. 24 - Felix Mendelssohn
My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish - J. S. Bach arr. Alfred Reed
Toccata Marziale - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Landscapes - Justin Weiss, Winner of the Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
Trumpet Concerto - Harry James arr. Dean Sorenson
Charles Lazarus, trumpet
"Machine" from Symphony No. 5 - William Bolcom
Symphony No. 7 - Howard Hanson
University of Minnesota Choir
Kathy Romey, Matthew Mehaffey, conductors

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MusicConnect with Stillwater High School
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Stillwater High School

2013 Season

Jerry Luckhardt and Dennis Lindsay, conductors
Special guests, Justin Weiss and Charles Lazarus
MusicConnect with Stillwater HS Band
at Trinity Lutheran Church

Overture in C, Op. 24 - Felix Mendelssohn
My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish - J. S. Bach arr. Alfred Reed
Landscapes - Justin Weiss, 2013-2014 Winner of the Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
Trumpet Concerto - Harry James arr. Dean Sorenson, Charles Lazarus, trumpet
"Machine" from Symphony No. 5 - William Bolcom

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Encore presents - Musical Mosaics
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - Musical Mosaics

2013 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Jan Possehl Scholl, clarinet
at King of Kings Lutheran Church

Procession of Nobles - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Erik Leidzen
Funeral Music for Rikard Nordraak - Edvard Grieg, ed. Fred Fennell
Concerto for Clarinet, Op. 26 - Carl Maria von Weber
L'Inglesina March- David Delle Cese, arr. John Bourgeois
Toccata Marziale - Ralph Vaughan Williams
My Jesus! Oh What Anguish - Alfred Reed
Alleluia, Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed

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Encore presents - A Veterans Day Benefit Concert
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - A Veterans Day Benefit Concert

2012 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Special guest: Jim Baxter, narrator
Concert proceeds benefit the Minnesota Military Family Foudation (MMFF)
at Normandale Lutheran Church

The Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key
Commando March - Samuel Barber
Lincoln Portrait - Aaron Copland
Symphony in Bb, Mvmt. 1 - Paul Hindemith
An American in Paris - George Gershwin, arr. John Krance
Victory at Sea - Richard Rodgers, arr.Robert Russell Bennett
Rest - Frank Ticheli
Armed Forces Medley 72 - Thomas Knox, arr. Donald Chalfy
America the Beautiful - Samuel Ward, arr. Carmen Dragon
The Stars and Stripes Forever March - John Philip Sousa
Americans We - Henry Filmore

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Encore presents - The Need for Speed
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - The Need for Speed

2010 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
John David De Haan - Guest Tenor
Keane Southard* - 2010-2011 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Winner
at Wayzata Community Church 

Noisy Wheels Of Joy - Eric Whitacre
As Summer Was Just Beginning - Larry Daehn
“Waltzing Dervish” for Wind Powered Ensemble - Keane Southard*
I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer (tenor soloist) - Sousa 
Moto perpetuo - Shelley Hanson
Catch Me If You Can - John Williams
Whip & Spur - Thomas S. Allen

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Encore presents - Meditations
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Encore presents - Meditations

2009 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Wendy Zaro-Mullins, mezzo-soprano
at Normandale Lutheran Church

Sandburg Reflections for Mezzo-Soprano and Wind Ensemble - Lewis J. Buckley
Russian Funeral Music for Brass and Percussion - Benjamin Britten
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Elliot Del Borgo
At Morning's First Light - David Gillingham
The Leaves Are Falling - Warren Benson
Alleluia Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed

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Encore presents - Meditations
Oct
4
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - Meditations

2009 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Wendy Zaro-Mullins, mezzo-soprano
at First Lutheran Church

Sandburg Reflections for Mezzo-Soprano and Wind Ensemble - Lewis J. Buckley
Russian Funeral Music for Brass and Percussion - Benjamin Britten
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Elliot Del Borgo
At Morning's First Light - David Gillingham
The Leaves Are Falling - Warren Benson
Alleluia Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Encore presents - American Masters

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2007 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Carolyn Pratt, soprano
at the Phipps Center for the Performing Arts - Hudson, WI 

Celebrations - John Zdechlik
A Letter from Sullivan Ballou - John Kander
Suite from The Red Pony - Aaron Copland
Chester Overture for Band - William Schuman
Mother Earth Fanfare - David Maslanka
After A Gentle Rain - Anthony Iannaccone
Westside Story - Leonard Bernstein
Country Band March - Charles Ives

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect at White Bear Lake High School

2007 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Robert Rantanen, conductors
Charles Lazarus, trumpet
MusicConnect with White Bear HS Band
at White Bear High School

Celebrations - John Zdechlik
After A Gentle Rain - Anthony Iannaccone
An Original Suite - Gordon Jacob
Carnival of Venice - Jean Baptiste Arban
Mother Earth Fanfare - David Maslanka
Chester Overture for Band - William Schuman
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn - John Philip Sousa
Whiz Bang - Shelley Hanson

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Encore presents - A Veterans Day Remembrance
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - A Veterans Day Remembrance

2007 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Carolyn Pratt, soprano
at King of Kings Lutheran Church

A 19th Century View of The Star Spangled Banner - Smith/Gottschalk, trans. Butler
The Washington Post - John Philip Sousa ed. Fennell
Suite from The Red Pony - Aaron Copland
The Melody Shop - Karl King arr. Glover
A Letter From Sullivan Ballou - John Kander
Commando March - Samuel Barber
Liberty Fanfare - John Williams arr. Curnow
Armed Forces - The Pride of America! - Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
Stars & Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - Musical Miniatures

2007 Season

St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church Music Series
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor 
Steve Newbrough, guitar
James Benhardus, 2007 CBO Young Composers Winner
at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church

Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams 
Danses Espagnoles - Enrique Granados
Five Miniatures, Op. 52 (1929) - Joaquin Turina
A Night Voyage to the Moon - James Benhardus
Suite from The Red Pony - Aaron Copland

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Lakeville South High School

2006 Season - Celebrating 10 Years

Jerry Luckhardt & John Bina, conductors
Carolyn Pratt, soprano
MusicConnect with Lakeville South HS Band
at All Saints Catholic Church

Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Io Son L'umile Ancella - Francesco Celia, trans. Luckhardt
If My Friends Could See Me Now - Warren Barker
Cartoon - Paul Hart

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Encore presents - Celebrating Past, Present & Future
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Encore presents - Celebrating Past, Present & Future

2006 Season - Celebrating 10 Years

Jerry Luckhardt & Shelley Hanson, conductors
Carolyn Pratt, soprano
Elbert Liu, 2006 CBO Young Composers Winner
at MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic at Minneapolis Convention Center

Colas Breugnon Overture, Op. 24 - Kabalevsky
Revolvz - Elbert Liu
Io Son L'umile Ancella - Francesco Celia, trans. Luckhardt
Abanian Dance - Shelley Hanson
Capriccio from Scarlatti, Op. 17 - Shostakovich
Short Symphony - Libby Larsen

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Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Encore presents - Freedom Dreams

2005 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Anna Wytko, alto saxophone
at Chautauqua Fine Arts Center

Freedom Dreams - Jennifer Higdon
Symphony No. 6 - Vincent Persichetti
Serenade for Alto Saxophone and Band - Frank Bencrisciutto
To Venture into the Realm of the Unknown - Kathryn Salfelder
George Washington Bridge - William Schuman

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Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Encore presents - Familiar Favorites at Lake Harriet

2004 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Carolyn Pratt, soprano
at the Lake Harriet Band Shell

Flourish for Wind Band - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key
On the Mall - Edwin Franko Goldman
Nessun Dorma - Giacomo Puccini
All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
The Music Man - Meredith Wilson
New York: 1927 - Warren Barker
Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 – Antonin Dvorak
America the Beautiful - Samuel Ward, arr. Carmen Dragen
Americans We - Henry Fillmore
Stars & Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Encore at the MENC National Biennial In-Service Conference

2003 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Charles B. Olson & Shelley Hanson, guest conductors
Eugene Rosseau, alto saxophone
at the MENC National Biennial In-Service Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center

Southern Harmony - Donald Grantham
Volver a la Montaña - Shelley Hanson
Diversion - Bernard Heiden
Stardust - Hoagie Carmichael
Ye Banks & Braes o' Bonnie Doon - Percy Grainger
Slavonic Dance Op. 72, No. 7 - Antonin Dvorak

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Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Encore presents - Time in the Winds: A Musical Informance

2002 Season

Time in the Winds: A Musical Informance
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Dick Wyland, clarinet
at Mahtomedi High School

Serenade in E Flat Major, K.375 - Wolfgang A. Mozart
Concerto for Clarinet - Rimsky-Korsakoff
First Suite in Eb - Gustav Holst
Postcard to Meadville, PA - Frank Ticheli
Slavonic Dance No. 72 - Antonin Dvorak

 

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