• 2007-2008 Concert Season

2007-2008 Meyerson Concert Season

It doesn't just sound like fun... it's what fun sounds like.

There's a special type of person out there. Folks who have a different relationship with music than the rest of us. We call them Band People; those who know the thrill of playing in a band. The joy of hearing great music performed by fabulous musicians. The pleasure of a visit from an old favorite song or the chance to ask new composers where they've been all your life. And like that know there's no better way to spend an evening than with the Dallas Wind Symphony — the wind band that other bands want to be when they grow up.


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Roman Holiday

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 — 8:00pm

Charles Villarrubia, Tuba

A festive season opener that starts with a bang and never looks back: from a Berlioz classica to a tuba concerto to the finale of Respighi's Roman trilogy... a finale so bombastic we have to add extra brass players and the mighty Lay Family Organ! Friends, Romans, countrymen: you don't want to miss this one.

Fanfare: Resound — Cormac Cannon (Austin, TX)
Hector Berlioz — Roman Carnival Overture
Camille Saint Seans — March Militaire Francaise
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Concerto for Tuba
Ottorino Respighi — Roman Festivals


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Mackey's Back!

Don Fabian, saxophone
John Mackey, guest composer

This program features two works by the band world's reigning rock star: composer John Mackey will be on hand for his Sasparilla and the world premiere performance of his Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble. And we'll commemorate opening day of the World Series with a narrated rendition of Frank Proto's Casey At The Bat.

Fanfare: Swimming Light Fanfare — Daniel James Chan (Dallas, TX)
Charles Ives — Variations on America
Clifton Williams — The Sinfonians
Frank Proto — Casey At The Bat
John Mackey — Sasparilla
John Mackey — Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble
John Philip Sousa - The National Game (encore)


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Wagner, the Original Band Geek
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 — 8:00pm

Thomas Burritt, Percussion

Sure, his operas are too long, but Wagner is one of the legends of the band world. We'll serve up some of Wagner's greatest hits for band, including the Overture to Rienzi, the "Fest March" from Tannhäuser, a romping percussion solo by Tom Burritt and more. It's all the Norse mythology and Teutonic bombast you can handle.

Fanfare: Fanfare for Ian and Elena — Charles S. White (Virginia Beach, VA)
Richard Wagner — Overture to Rienzi
Richard Wagner — "Fest March" from Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner — Siegfried's Rhine Journey
sponsored by Sterling Bank David Maslanka — David's Book
Richard Wagner — Siegfried's Funeral Music Richard Wagner/Tobani — Nibelungen March (encore)


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Christmas At The Meyerson
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 — 8:00pm

The holidays aren't complete without this annual treat. Join the DWS and the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas for brassy renditions of your favorite carols, holiday classics and more goodwill to men than you can shake a peppermint candy cane at.

Fanfare: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing — David Lovrien (Plano, TX)
John Wasson — Jingle Bells Fantasy
Gustav Holst/Bullock — In The Bleak Midwinter
arr. Vaughn Williams/Gibson — Wassail Song
arr. Vaughn Williams/Gibson — Children's Christmas Song
Alfred Reed — Russian Christmas Music
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
arr. David — The Holly and The Ivy
David Lovrien — Minor Alterations: Christmas through the Looking Glass
arr. Wilhousky — Carol of the Bells
arr. David Lovrien — Christmas Sing-along
Leroy Anderson — A Christmas Festival


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Young At Heart
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 — 8:00pm

GDYO Wind Symphony — David Kehler, Conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony — Jerry Junkin, Conductor

This show has something for everyone who loves bands: the greatness of Grainger; Charles Rochester Young's monument to overcoming adversity, Tempered Steel; John Williams' big-time crowd-pleasing music from Star Wars; and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony will join us on stage for Hindemith's over-the-top Symphonic Metamorphosis.

Fanfare: Windstar Fanfare — William Mac Davis (Fort Worth, TX)
Percy Grainger — I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
sponsored by Capital One Bank
John Williams — Star Wars Trilogy
Frank Ticheli — Blue Shades
Paul Hindemith — Symphonic Metamorphosis


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Big Band Valentine
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 — 8:00pm

Jeff Hellmer, Conductor & Piano

Better than chocolates. More fun than an awkward gift from Victoria's secret! A Big Band Valentine is our tribute to the swinging Big Band Era. Pianist and conductor Jeff Hellmer will lead the band in big band classics including Gershwin's masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue.

Fanfare: St. Mark's Neophonic Canzona — Alex Cauthen (Dallas, TX)
sponsored by Bachendorf's Jewelery George Gershwin — Rhapsody in Blue
Glenn Miller — In The Mood
Les Brown — Sentimental Journey
Benny Goodman — One O'Clock Jump


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Dancing in the Streets

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 — 8:00pm
Patrick Hughes, Horn
Kaz Machala, Guest Composer

This show has the flavor of Eastern Europe: composer Kazimierz Machala will be on hand for his Concerto for Horn, Winds and Percussion; Dvorak's joyous Carnival Overture; and a beautiful statement of hope, Karel Husa's Music for Prague 1968. Then tap your toes to Bernstein's all-time classic, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Fanfare: Luminescence — James Cheyne (Land O' Lakes, FL)
Antonin Dvorak — Carnival Overture
Karel Husa — Music for Prague 1968
Kazimierz Machala — Concerto for Horn, Winds and Percussion
Leonard Bernstein — Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


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Tea & Trumpets
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 — 8:00pm

Bringing you Britain's best and brightest. Here's England-inspired music from Claude Debussy and famed British composer Malcolm Arnold. Throw in a hit or two from the Fab Four and it's a jolly good show!

Fanfare: Processional Fanfare — Daniel Basford (Hertfordshire, UK)
Malcolm Arnold/Paynter — Tam O'Shanter Overture
Kenneth J. Alford - Colonel Bogey
Malcolm Arnold/Johnston — English Dances, Set I
Malcolm Arnold - H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge
Malcolm Arnold/Sudduth — English Dances, Set II
Claude Debussy/Brand — The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Malcolm Arnold/Paynter — Four Scottish Dances
John Philip Sousa — Semper Fidelis (encore)
Christopher Tucker — Valor of the MNC-I (encore)


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A Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Friday, July 4, 2008 — 1:00pm

Nobody celebrates Independence Day like a big, sassy band. Join us for our annual patriotic potluck and clap along to all your patriotic faves. With brass, bombast and some sizzle from Sousa, it's like an air-conditioned parade!

Fanfare: To Awaken A Sleeping Giant — David Lovrien (Plano, TX)
John Williams — Summon The Heroes
John Philip Sousa — The Thunderer
Sammy Nestico — Salute to American Jazz
Morton Gould — Yankee Doodle
Julia Ward Howe/Carmen Dragon — America, The Beautiful
arr. Bob Lowden — Armed Forces Medley
John Philip Sousa — The Stars and Stripes Forever