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MusicConnect with the Minnesota Junior Symphonic Winds
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with the Minnesota Junior Symphonic Winds

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Serving as a working tribute to the concepts and contributions of Freemasonry, the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center provides the public with an intimate and elegant destination for events, performances and scholarship pursuits and features a 443-seat auditorium with jewel-box theatre

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center Theater

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center Theater

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhard, Conductor

Selection TBD

Minnesota Junior Symphonic Winds

Selections TBD

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MusicConnect with Woodbury High School
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Woodbury High School

MusicConnect Conncert

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

Variations on America - Charles Ives/William Schuman
Bassoon Concerto - Eric Ewazen
I. Andante con moto
Ariel Detwiler, Bassoon
October - Eric Whitacre
Superman March - John Williams/Paul Lavender

Woodbury High School Band

Selections TBD

Woodbury High School

Woodbury High School

Ariel Detwiler, Bassoon

Ariel Detwiler, Bassoon

Ariel Detwiler is currently finishing the third and final year of her DMA in bassoon at the University of Minnesota, studying with Norbert Nielubowski. She also holds a Masters degree in Bassoon from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music studying with William Ludwig, and a Bachelors degree in bassoon from DePauw University. An active freelance musician and woodwind doubler in the twin cities, Ariel performs in various bands, orchestras, musical pits, and collaborates in many chamber music groups, including Duo 231 with French Horn player Sam Crocker (also in Encore) and the Bdote 7 reed quintet. Ariel is no stranger to the stage-- she won the DePauw University Concerto competition in 2010, and in 2018 she won the second annual Band Concerto competition at the University of Minnesota. With a lifelong passion for music education, she teaches her own private studio, instructs the Woodwind Techniques course at the University of Minnesota, and is the adjunct professor of bassoon at Dordt University. When she is not performing, Ariel is an avid baker, calligrapher, and gardener. This is Ariel's fourth year performing as a core member of the Encore Wind Ensemble.

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Music and Character
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Music and Character

Encore Wind Ensemble and East Ridge High School

East Ridge High School
Brent Comeau, Conductor

       Program available at concert

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

East Ridge High School

Adventures on Earth - John Williams
     from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Dusk - Steven Bryant

Pines of Rome - Ottorino Respighi
   I. “The Pines of the Villa Borghese.” 
   II. “Pines Near a Catacomb.”
   III. “The Pines of the Janiculum.”
   IV. “The Pines of the Appian Way.”

 
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MusicConnect with Rockford HS
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

MusicConnect with Rockford HS

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

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MusicConnect with Minnesota Junior Winds
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

MusicConnect with Minnesota Junior Winds

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

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

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MusicConnect with Edina High School
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Edina High School

2015 Season

Encore Wind Ensemble
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor
MusicConnect with Edina HS Band
at Fick Auditorium

Selections to be performed
Edina High School Concert Band
Three Dances from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein
Canzon, Leonard Bernstein
Overture to Candide, Leonard Bernstein

Encore Wind Ensemble
Toccata Marziale, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Rest, Frank Ticheli
Inglesina (The Little English Girl), Davide Delle Cese

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MusicConnect with East Ridge High School
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with East Ridge High School

2014 Season

Heidi Johanna Miller & James Patrick Miller, conductors
Special guest, Charlie Bond (Winner 2014-2015 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest)
MusicConnect with East Ridge HS Band
at East Ridge High School

Selections from the following:
Orient et Occident - Camille Saint‐Saens
Against - Charlie Bond (Winner of 2014-2015 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Competition)
Evening Music - Jayce Ogren
Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo - Gustav Holst
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
The Florentiner - Julius Fucik  

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MusicConnect with Tartan High School
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Tartan High School

2014 Season

Heidi Johanna Miller & James Patrick Miller, conductors
MusicConnect Concert with Tartan HS Band
at Tartan High School

Overture to Colas Breugnon - Dmitri Kabalevsky
Tower Music - Alan Hovhaness 
Variations on a Shaker Melody - Aaron Copland 
Serenade in c minor- W. A. Mozart
Allerseelen- Richard Strauss
Symphony for Band - Vincent Persichetti

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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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MusicConnect with Rosemount High School
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

MusicConnect with Rosemount High School

2012 Season

Jerry Luckhardt and Steve Olson, conductor
Grant Luhmann* - 2012-2013 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Winner
MusicConnect with Rosemount HS Band
at Rosemount High School

Chester (Overture for Band) - William Schuman
Hold This Boy and Listen - Carter Pann
"Cakewalk" for Wind Band - Grant Luhmann*
Give Us This Day: A Short Symphony - David Maslanka

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MusicConnect with East Ridge High School
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with East Ridge High School

2011 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Chris Tank, conductors
MusicConnect with East Ridge HS Band
at East Ridge High School

Serenade in Eb, K375 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Canzon a 12 - Giovanni Gabrieli
Chant Funeraire - Gabriel Faure, orch. Myron Moss
Immoveable Do - Percy Grainger
Depth - Alex Shapiro
Undertow - John Mackey
"Gandalf" from The Lord of the Rings - Johan de Meij 

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MusicConnect with Andover High School
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Andover High School

2011 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Doug Bakkum, conductors
MusicConnect with Andover HS Band
at Andover High School

Canzon a 12 - Giovanni Gabrieli
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds
Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14 - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds
Depth - Alex Shapiro
Homage to Perotin (from Medieval Suite) - Ron Nelson
"Gandalf" from The Lord of the Rings - Johan de Meij

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MusicConnect with Monticello High School
Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

MusicConnect with Monticello High School

2011 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Brett Krohn, conductors
MusicConnect with Monticello HS Band
at Monticello High School

A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson
Sleepers, Awake! (Wachet Auf!) - J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed
The Christmas Song - Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Alleluia - Randall Thompson, trans. Lewis J. Buckley
White Christmas - Irving Berlin, arr. Zane Van Auken
The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, arr. Jerry Brubaker
Sleigh Ride* - Leroy Anderson, arr. James Ployhar
      *Combined bands 

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MusicConnect with Minneapolis South High School
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Minneapolis South High School

2010 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Scott Carter, conductors
MusicConnect with Minneapolis South HS Band
at Minneapolis South High School

Marriage of Figaro - W.A. Mozart arr. Joseph Kreines
Variations on a Shaker Melody - Aaron Copland
Der Traum des Oenghus Op. 37/1 - Rolf Rudin
Little Fugue in G minor BWV 578 – J.S. Bach/Cailliet
*On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss - David Holsinger
*The Northern Pines - John Philip Sousa
       *Combined Bands

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MusicConnect with Tartan & Woodbury High School
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Tartan & Woodbury High School

2009 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, Tony Didier and Brent Comeau, conductors
MusicConnect Performance with Tartan HS & Wooodbury HS Bands
at Tartan High School

Monument Fanfare and Tribute - Philip Rothman
First Suite in Eb Major, Op. 28 - Gustav Holst
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations, Op. 36) - Edward Elgar
Metroplex (Three Postcards from Manhattan) - Robert Sheldon

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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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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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Oct
16
3:00 AM03:00

MusicConnect with Cambridge-Isant High School

2005 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Kathryn Salfelder, 2005 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Winner
MusicConnect with Cambridge-Isanti HS Band
at Cambridge-Isanti High School

Konigsmarsch - Richard Strauss
Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold
To Venture into the Realm of the Unknown - Kathryn Salfelder
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Richard Wagner
Komm’, Susser Tod (Come Sweet Death) - J.S. Bach, trans. Alfred Reed
Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli

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Oct
13
7:00 AM07:00

MusicConnect with White Bear Lake High School

2005 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
with White Bear HS Band
at White Bear High School

Konigsmarsch - Richard Strauss
Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold
To Venture into the Realm of the Unknown - Kathryn Salfelder
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Richard Wagner
Komm’, Susser Tod (Come Sweet Death) - J.S. Bach, trans. Alfred Reed
Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Buffalo Senior High School

2004 Season

Jerry Luckhardt & Lee Kjesbo, conductors
MusicConnect with the Buffalo Senior HS Band
at Buffalo Senior High School

Twelve Dances from "The Danserye" - Tielman Susato
Sonata for Wind Orchestra - Artun Hoinic
Theme and Variations for Full Band, Op. 43a - Arnold Schönberg
Pineapple Poll - Arthur Sullivan

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Burnsville HS Band

2003 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Stuart Breczinski, 2003 Charles B. Olson Young Composers Winner
MusicConnect with Burnsville HS Band
at Burnsville High School

Festive Overture - Dmitri Shostakovich, Donald Hunsberger
Ricecare a 6 - J.S. Bach, arr. McAllister, orch. Fennell
Puszta (4 Gypsy Dances) - Jan van der Roost
Clipper - Stuart Breczinski

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with

2003 Season

Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Charles B. Olson, guest conductor
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Scherzo alla Marcia from Symphony No. 8 - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Flourish for Glorious John - Ralph Vaughan Williams, orch. Boyd
Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon - Percy Grainger
Second Suite in F Major - Gustav Holst
Molly on the Shore - Percy Grainger

 

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with St. Francis High School

2002 Season

International Amour
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
MusicConnect with St. Francis HS Band
at St. Francis High School

Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland
Quintet, Op. 5 No. 43 - Carl Nielsen
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
Cenas Brasileiras - Ney Rosauro
English Dances - Malcolm Arnold
Danza Finale from Estancia (Malambo) - Alberto Ginastera
Slava - Leonard Bernstein

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

MusicConnect with Anoka High School

2002 Season

International Amour
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
MusicConnect with Anoka HS Band
at Anoka High School

Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland
Quintet, Op. 5 No. 43 - Carl Nielsen
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
Cenas Brasileiras - Ney Rosauro
English Dances - Malcolm Arnold
Danza Finale from Estancia (Malambo) - Alberto Ginastera
Slava - Leonard Bernstein

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