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Wind Ensemble in Johnson Hall

Concert Bands

USC Wind Ensemble 2016-2017 Season

Sunday, Sept 25, 4:00 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts – FREE
The opening program of the season features the world premiere of David Dzubay’s Symphony No. 2: Through a glass, darkly. Dzubay is professor of music and chair of the department of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The work was commissioned by a consortium of ensembles led by Scott Weiss and the USC Wind Ensemble. Also on the program is the premiere of a new work by Samuel Adler and works by Silvestre Revveultas and Paul Hindemith.

Sunday, Oct 23, 4:00 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts – FREE
USC’s premier wind ensemble features guest conductor, Xiao Ming and trombonist Liu Yang for this special concert. Maestro Xiao is the conductor and music director of the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in Changsha, China. Mr. Liu is the principal trombone in the National Symphony Orchestra of China in Beijing and the chair of the department of brass at the Central Conservatory of Music. The program features works by Richard Strauss, Hector Berlioz, Giuseppe Verdi and Ferdinand David.

Thursday, Dec 1, 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1 – FREE
This concert features four works for wind octet by Mozart, Stravinsky, Varese and Dove performed by members of USC’s premier wind ensemble.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
Koger Center for the Arts – FREE
This program features the USC Wind Ensemble in works by Richard Strauss, John Adams, Paul Hindemith and others.

Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts – FREE
USC viola professor Daniel Sweeney joins the USC Wind Ensemble performing James Syler’s new Concerto for Viola and Winds. Also on the program is a new transcription of Arvo Part’s Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen.