Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
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Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble has become internationally known for its musical excellence. Currently conducted by Music Director David Branter, PSWE boasts many of the area’s finest wind and percussion musicians; from professional musicians, dedicated music educators, and outstanding amateur players. PSWE has worked with composers, conductors and soloists to perform new and unusual works in addition to classics of the wind ensemble repertoire.
PSWE is an active support of student musicians, and has a mandate to promote performing opportunities for music students of all ages. PSWE offers workshops and masterclasses with our skilled musicians and school bands, as well as joint concerts with school groups. There are also group rates to our concerts available for students.
PSWE had the honour of being an invited, featured ensemble at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in San Jose in July 2015. This is one of the most prestigious band festivals in the world, and marked the 10th anniversary of PSWE's performance at the WASBE conference in Singapore in 1995.
PSWE has a full concert season at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2018/19.
February 23, 2019 | 8pm
Join the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble once again to present a seasonal program, perfectly suited for all ages. Join the movement as we lift fife and drum (and all manners of instruments) to spin music of social and political change.
Shostakovich commemorated the Russian Revolution with his "Festive Overture." The Spirit of '76 is evoked in William Schuman's setting of "Chester," and with music inspired by the French Revolutionary Pierre Beaumarchais. Mark Camphouse's piece "A Movement for Rosa" commemorates a remarkable incident in the fight for civil rights. The development of 78 R.P.M. records preserved the sounds of early jazz giants such as Louis Armstrong. We'll also link hands for an "American Barndance," a "Wedding Dance" and celebrate with Eric Whitacre's "Noisy Wheels of Joy!"
Join us on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.
PSWE COMPOSER INITIATIVE
deadline extended to: March 30, 2019 @ 11:59PM