The first concert of our 20th Anniversary Season will feature two beautiful compositions by contemporary composers Paul Dooley and Masanori Taruya.
Dooley's Masks and Machines was composed in 2015 and was "inspired by the early twentieth century works of Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer, and the Neoclassical music of Igor Stravinsky. Masks and Machines contains three contrasting character pieces featuring renaissance brass music, Baroque fortspinnung in virtuosic mallet percussion, lush oboe, clarinet and bassoon solos, and machine-like flute rips."
Taruya's composition, The Archangel Raphael Who Leaves the House of Tobias, is also based on a painting, this time the 1637 Rembrandt painting of the same name, which depicts the story of the Archangel Raphael travelling with Tobias on a dangerous journey in which he is attacked by a large fish.
TWE 20-for-20 Challenge
Triangle Wind Ensemble members are all volunteers, but our aspirations are to present the finest professional musical experiences for our audiences. We are seeking twenty Season Sponsors to help us maintain our high standards and secure our future.
TWE members' dues and contributions generate enough 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. All other expenses must come from ticket sales, grants, matching gifts from the employers of some of our members, program advertisers, and private donations. Here is where you can help!
Triangle Wind Ensemble is seeking 20 Season Sponsors for our 20th Anniversary Season. A faithful TWE supporter has challenged us by offering to match every sponsorship donation of $200 until our goal is reached. Your gift will be doubled! Gifts of less than $200 are also welcome!
Season Sponsors will receive these perks:
Will you help us meet the 20-for-20 Challenge? Please click the 20-for-20 button below. Thanks!
2018-19 Concert Dates
While we are still working out the details for individual concerts, our concert dates are set in stone! Please add these to your calendars, and check back for more details which will be posted as they become available.
Friday, November 9, 2018 — 7:30 pm — Cary High School Auditorium — Fall Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2018 — 4:00 pm — Cary Arts Center — 'Tis the Season: The Snowman
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — 7:00 pm — Panther Creek HS Auditorium — Music for a Lifetime
Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 7:30 pm — Cary Arts Center — 20th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, May 26, 2019 — 7:00 pm — Booth Amphitheatre — An American Celebration: Space Theme
20th Anniversary 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 have instead chosen 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 hope that this gift will help engage audiences both at its premiere at our concert on April 13, 2019, and also across the globe when we make the film available to high school, college, and other community concert bands and wind ensembles.
We have 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.
While the project is still in the development stages, sketches of the compassionate, and adorable, main character are taking form, as shown in the image to the right.
To help finance this ambitious project, we are seeking sponsors who are willing to help us make this vision become reality. Sponsor names will be listed in the film's closing credits, and additional benefits for "producer" and higher levels will soon be announced, including prints of limited edition "cels" from the final animation. Sponsorship levels are shown below...
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.