TWE's annual holiday tradition of screening The Snowman while performing the music live returns again this year. This delightful 27-minute animation shares the story of a young boy who creates a snowman which magically comes to life. Together, the two take a playful journey around the world. Our holiday concert this year will feature a screening of this film, with live music performed by the Triangle Wind Ensemble.
Other songs to get you in the holiday spirit will be included as well, along with an encore performance of our our Sheltering Sky Animation Project!
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 Contact Us.
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Own Your Own Sebastian!
While the lovable hero of our Sheltering Sky Animation, Sebastian, made his film debut at our April 13 concert, you 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!
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.