The Brock University Wind Ensemble presents “ A Weekend in New York”

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The Brock University Wind Ensemble presents “ A Weekend in New York”

Published on March 28 2012

Brock University
Media Release
St. Catharines, ON
March 26, 2012


The Brock University Wind Ensemble presents “A Weekend in New York”

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, the Department of Music’s University Wind Ensemble will explore the full breadth of wind ensemble repertoire as they present a streetscape of captivating melodies from Philip Sparke to Luigi Zaninelli, held at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich tradition of providing positive, life-enhancing experiences for young people through the study and performance of wind band literature. Talented brass, woodwind, and percussion performers engage with their peers and conductor while pursuing their passion and enjoyment of music through creative expression.

Under the baton of dynamic conductor Zoltan Kalman, this ensemble is comprised of 55 musicians drawn from the Brock community, local high schools, and Niagara's classical music community, including the Niagara Symphony and Symphony on the Bay, Hamilton. Seasoned professional players, Patrick Beard from the Niagara Symphony, and Dave Pearson, Mary-Anne Pearson, Michael Hindrichs, and Peter Macdonald from the Symphony on the Bay, Hamilton, will perform together with talented University students, as well as high school students from across the Niagara Region. From Beamsville Secondary School (Jennifer Yurkiw), E.L. Crossley Secondary School (Kendall Gallagher, Kaidi Bishop, and Tia Julien), Notre Dame College School (Steven Rubio, Jenna Cino, and Greg Lipinski), and Laura Secord Secondary School (Brandan Roberts).

The evening’s program, entitled “A Weekend in New York,” features masterworks of the past and present including Aram Khachaturian – Gayaneh Dance Suite No. 1, Philip Sparke – Prelude to a Celebration and A Weekend in New York, Chuck Elledge – Latin Fantasy (featuring Sean Adlam on flute), John Williams – Catch Me if You Can (featuring Tim Stacey on Alto Sax), Luigi Zaninelli – Three Dances of Enchantment and Five American Gospel Songs (featuring Caroline Corkum, soprano), and Gustav Holst – Mars from The Planets.

Kalman states, “The variety of musical offerings will demonstrate the versatility of the Brock Wind Ensemble and we're proud to feature our very own soloists, Caroline Corkum, Tim Stacey and Sean Adlam. We offer an exciting repertoire where diversity is the key and, above all, showcases the wealth of talent that we have here in the Niagara Region.”

Such performances from the Department of Music are a key part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts' mandate in building connections between the community and the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University.

Join us on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, and discover established and emerging wind repertoire! General admission: $5.



Media Day: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. held at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University.

Media enquiries contact:

Marie Balsom, Communications
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
T: 905-688-5550, ext. 4765 | E: | W:

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