We're thrilled to back at the Cary Arts Center on March 27 for another wonderful concert. Brief descriptions of the pieces we'll be playing can be found below.
Covid Safety Information: In order to help reduce Covid risks for of all our musicians and audience members, we have taken the following precautions: All TWE Musicians are fully vaccinated. All performers will use musician face masks and instrument bell covers to reduce aerosol dispersal. All audience members over age 5 will be required to wear face masks.
Zhou Tian - Seeker's Scherzo Tian teaches at Michigan State and has also been composer-in-residence at Juilliard. This short piece combines some traditional effects with experimental ones, and is based on the third movement of his Concerto for Orchestra.
Davida Delle Cese - La Inglesina A classical Italian march.
Carlos Simon - Sweet Chariot Beautiful work based on the spiritual, and in this case woven together with fragments of Gregorian chant.
Cindy McTee - Notezart Sort of a mashup of brief Mozart quotes and some pseudo-Renaissance music.
Omar Thomas - Of a New Day Begun We were working on this piece in February 2020 before we shut down for Covid. This is a powerful work based on another spiritual.
Vaclav Nelhybel - Symphonic Movement One of the warhorses of the wind band repertoire, though it doesn't get played much these days. If you've heard any Nelhybel before you'll recognize the intensity in this one.
100% Match for New Season Sponsors
TWE is thrilled to announce that the first 25 people who sign up as new Forte-Level or higher Season Sponsors for our 2021-22 Season will have their donation matched 100% by a generous TWE patron! This is a great opportunity to support TWE and earn valuable benefits that will enable you to enjoy TWE concerts in the coming season. For information about how to become a season sponsor, including the benefits you receive, please visit our Sponsors page. Thank you!
TWE is proud to present our most recent virtual project, Soaring. The video shows off expansive views of Cary, NC set to beautiful music for wind band. Members recorded parts independently and the final virtual performance was assiduously assembled and professionally edited. We hope you enjoy it!
During our 2018-19 season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble celebrated 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. The piece we chose was John Mackey's beautiful composition, Sheltering Sky. 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, because the animation is now available for use by concert bands and wind ensembles worldwide, who may obtain a license to screen the animation during their own performance of Sheltering Sky.