• 2014-2015 Concert Season

2014-2015 Season

New name, new season. Let the fun begin! Yes, we have a new name - The Dallas Winds. We're still America's Premier Windband, the wind symphony you know and love. But with our new name comes a fresh approach that we think you'll love! Here's what you can expect from our new concert season:

All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center unless otherwise noted.
Single tickets priced from $19-$49. To order tickets, call our box office at 214-428-2263.

BORN IN THE USA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Marianne Gedigian, flute

Wind band fans, ring in the concert season with a melodic mix of American music from masters of our time. These new-millennium tours de force include the Dallas premiere of John Mackey’s spectacular Symphony for Band, and a special appearance by Marianne Gedegian, performing Lowell Liebermann’s rousing Concerto for Flute. All the more reason to come hear what’s new with the Dallas Winds.

  • Kevin Puts – Millennium Canons
  • Lowell Liebermann – Concerto for Flute, op 39
  • John Mackey – Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band

FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE!

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Michael Shapiro, guest conductor

It’s alive! The Dallas Winds debut an original wind band score for the 1931 horror movie classic, Frankenstein. Watch Boris Karloff and Colin Clive in the scariest Frankenstein film of all, projected on the big screen at the Meyerson. And listen as composer/conductor Michael Shapiro and the Dallas Winds crank up the thrills and chills with an electrifying live performance with original dialogue and sound effects. It’s a once-in-an-undead lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

JOLLY GOOD BAND

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Mary Preston, organ

Anglophiles, British buffs and faithful fans of all things U.K., get ready for the Dallas Winds concert of your dreams. It’s a veritable feast of English wind band music (hold the Yorkshire pudding), from Sir Edward Elgar to Eric Coates, and from Arthur Sullivan to adopted Aussie Percy Grainger. So bring the family – and your stiff upper lip – for an evening of great music straight out of Great Britain.

  • Eric Coates – The Dam Busters
  • Percy Grainger - Colonial Song
  • Percy Grainger - Mock Morris
  • Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Percy Grainger - Shepherd’s Hey
  • Arthur Sullivan - Pineapple Poll
  • Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations

CHRISTMAS AT THE MEYERSON

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Mary Preston, organ

Make spirits bright with a festive musical gift of Yuletide classics from the Dallas Winds. It’s a Christmastime tradition, featuring a wintry mix of holiday wind band music new and old. Bring the family, and your good cheer, for the most joyous Dallas Winds concert of the season.

  • John Wasson – Festival Fanfare
  • Leroy Andersen – Sleigh Ride
  • James Stevensen – Bassoon it will be Christmas
  • David Lovrien – Minor Alterations No. 2
  • Alfred Reed – Russian Christmas Music
  • John Gibson - Angelic Fanfare
  • John Gibson - Christmas Presence
  • arr. David Lovrien – Christmas Singalong
  • Leroy Anderson – A Christmas Festival

BAND GEEKS FOREVER

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Winds & GDYO Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin & Nicholas Williams, conductors

Whether you’re a confirmed band geek, or just jumping on the bandwagon, don’t miss this collaboration with the GDYO Wind Symphony. It’s the latest in our ongoing series, bringing together the best and brightest band students in North Texas with the seasoned musical pros of the Dallas Winds. Join us for this must-see, must-hear concert spanning a who’s-who of wind band favorites - from Debussy and Berlioz to Hindemith and Grainger..

  • David Biedenbender - Melodius Thunk
  • Julie Giroux - Riften Wed
  • Percy Grainger - The Gum-Suckers March
  • Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
  • Claude Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Joseph Schwantner - and the mountains rising nowhere...
  • Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber

JAMMING WITH DJANGO

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
String Theory Manouche and Jeff Hellmer, Piano

The Dallas Winds and guest quartet String Theory Manouche swing in for a show celebrating the Golden Age of cabaret. You’ll swoon to the music of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and their unique legacy of mid-1930s Gypsy jazz. The quartet joins piano man Jeff Hellmer for an evocative wind band journey through the clubs and salons of Paris, Berlin and New York. Vive le jazz!

Berlin

  • Ray Henderson - You're The Cream In My Coffee (1928)
  • Kurt Weill - Tango Ballad from Three-Penny Opera (1928)
  • Fred Raymond - Ich Steh Mit Ruth Gut ("I'm In Good With Ruth")
  • Kurt Weill - Medley

New York

  • Cole Porter – Medley
  • Fletcher Henderson - Wrappin' It Up (1934)
  • Duke Ellington - The Mooche (1928)
  • arr. Lovrien – The Trumpet Crooners (Brian Shaw, trumpet)
  • Lou Pollack - That's A Plenty (1914) - as played by Red Nichols
  • Gus Kahn - Nobody's Sweetheart (1924) - as played by Paul Whiteman

Paris (with String Theory Manouche)

  • Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing (1937)
  • Django Reinhardt - Nuages (1940)
  • Stephane Grappelli - Daphne (1937)
  • Django Reinhardt - Douce Ambiance (1943)
  • Juan Tizol - Caravan (1936)

GAME ON!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Austin Wintory, guest composer

Break out those game pads, limber up those thumbs and plug in to a can’t miss concert of video game music. Maestro Jerry Junkin and the Winds are joined by Grammy-nominated film composer Austin Wintory in a musical performance guaranteed to hook band fans of all ages. It's a Dallas Winds concert on a whole-new angle – from boss-level musicianship to the digital delights of the action-packed visuals. Are you game?

WE LOVE LENNIE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00pm - Meyerson Symphony Center

A loving Dallas Winds tribute to a true American original: Leonard Bernstein. Join us for wind band arrangements of some of Bernstein’s most legendary scores. You’ll hear timeless movie music from West Side Story and On the Waterfront. Plus selections from his best-known concert works like the classic operetta Candide and his groundbreaking Jeremiah Symphony. So, whether you’re a fan of band music, Bernstein or both, come share the love with the Dallas Winds.

  • Leonard Bernstein - Overture to Candide
  • Bernstein – Suite from On the Waterfront
  • Bernstein – Lamentation and Profanation from Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah"
    (Virginia Dupuy, soprano)
  • Bernstein – Slava!
  • Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • Bernstein – Make Our Garden Grow, from Candide
  • Bernstein – March, The BSO Forever! (encore)

A STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style!