While this season marks TWE's 20th Anniversary, it also happens to be the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission, which landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon. We celebrate this American achievement through a concert of music devoted to and inspired by space, the planets, stars, and the final frontier. No such concert would be complete without selections from Holst's The Planets, the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, and Star Wars. We will also feature the outstanding vocalist Marc Callahan.
This season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble is celebrating our 20th Anniversary Season. While many groups commission compositions for such milestone anniversaries, we decided to take a different approach. We instead chose to give ourselves, and the wind band community as a whole, the present of an original Fantasia-like animation specifically created to accompany an already existing piece of wind band music. We premiered this animation at our concert on April 13, 2019 and received a wonderful reception from our audience. We hope that this gift will help engage audiences across the globe when we make the film available to high school, college, and other community concert bands and wind ensembles later in 2019.
For the animation, we partnered with NCSU Associate Professor of Art + Design Marc Russo to develop this original 3D animation to accompany Sheltering Sky, an extraordinarily beautiful composition by the talented and widely-performed composer John Mackey.
For more information on this project, or to learn about how your organization can perform along with the animation, please visit our Sheltering Sky Animation Project page.
2019-2020 Concert Season Dates Announced!
Our 2019-2020 Season Concert dates are now set! Please mark your calendars. Other concert details will be made available as they solidify.
Across the Divide — November 19, 2019 — Campbell University
Across the Divide — November 23, 2019 — Cary Arts Center
'Tis The Season: The Snowman — December 15, 2019 — tbd
Marvelous Music Series Concert — February 16, 2020 — Cary Arts Center
Spring Concert — April 4, 2020 — Cary Arts Center
American Celebration — May 24, 2020 — Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Own Your Own Sebastian!
While the lovable hero of our Sheltering Sky Animation, Sebastian, made his film debut at our April 13 concert, you may have the opportunity to get your hands on him yourself! Not one to be confined within a 3D animation, this adorable little guy now also exists in our world as an eight inch plush toy which you can take into your own home in exchange for your donation of $20 or more (plus shipping and handling, if needed). All funds raised from these donations will go directly toward the funding of this ambitious animation project. To get your own Sebastian, Contact us!
UPDATE: We have sold out of our first run of Sebastian dolls, but if there is enough interest we may be able to place another order for a second batch. Please Contact us if you are interested in reserving one!
TWE Season Sponsors
Triangle Wind Ensemble members are all volunteers, but it is our aspiration to present the finest professional musical experiences for our audiences. We are seeking additional Season Sponsors to help us maintain our high standards and secure our ability to continue to create excellent music throughout the Triangle in the future.
TWE members' contributions generate enough revenue each year to cover the costs of renting weekly rehearsal space from Wake County Public Schools and to pay a modest stipend to our wonderful Music Director/Conductor. We receive a small annual operating grant from the Town of Cary, and we in turn pay the Town for use of the performance facilities and technical services to produce our concerts at the Cary Arts Center and Booth Amphitheatre. All other expenses must paid for by ticket sales, grants, matching gifts from the employers of some of our members, program advertisers, and private donations. Here is where you can help!
The Triangle Wind Ensemble is seeking additional Sponsors for our concert seasons. Donations of any amount are welcome — annual donors of $50 or more are listed on each concert program.
Donors of $200 or more will receive these perks as Season Sponsors:
Will you help us create great music? Please click the donate button below. Thanks!
The Triangle Wind Ensemble is an adult wind ensemble based in North Carolina's Triangle region. Many of the area's most talented wind and percussion players join together to practice and perform an exciting range of music for audiences in both formal and informal settings. Our repertoire includes transcriptions of classical orchestral music, original compositions for wind band, small ensemble pieces, popular medleys and arrangements, as well as holiday and patriotic music for special occasions. We present multiple concerts each season in locations across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill.