While it's early in the new season, I do have some information on one of the March concerts. The Knightwind Ensemble will perform on Sunday March 22 in the Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College. The theme of the concert is Deja vu, chosen because a piece was played once before or a composer was featured once before.
One of the pieces that the Ensemble has played before is the Satiricon Suite by Bogdan Trotsuk (an Azerbajani who studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Khachaturian). The suite is extremely fun to hear, full of satire and farce (and dissonance, but a good dissonance). The movements are Hooray for the Clowns, Cruel Tango, and Capricious Waltz. And I'll leave the rest to your imagination. A really fun piece to hear, but difficult to describe!
The Knightwind Ensemble will also welcome an old friend. Tubist Dan Neesley will perform J. Edward Barat's Introduction and Dance on the tuba. This performance will mark the sixth decade in which Dan has soloed with the ensemble or one of its predecessors.
And that's all for now. I'll have more information on the Knightwind concert, and other concerts coming up, in future posts. Stay tuned!
And don't forget to order your tickets for the Valentine Dinner and Concert performed by the Menomonee Falls Symphony. See the blog posting from January 4th for all the info.