Today the CSU Faculty Chamber Winds were honored to perform the opening concert at the Mid-Europe Festival for Wind Music. The diverse program included works by Rossini, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Copland, and the attentive audience loved it! A crowd favorite was the highly entertaining Copland songs featuring baritone, John Seesholtz. “Excellent! Well balanced,” Kevin Sedatole – […]
Welcome to Austria, truly as beautiful and magnificent as you’ve ever imagined. On Tuesday, the ensemble took a three and a half hour train ride from Munich to Schladming, peacefully traveling through picturesque countryside where rolling hills and gentle valleys are dotted with red clay-roofed villages. Suddenly the majestic Bavarian Alps came rising out of the […]
The CSU Faculty Chamber Winds were looking forward to playing in Munich’s English Garden today, but were regrettably rained out. Tomorrow, on to Austria! I found this sign while walking about today…CSU, Bavarian style! Click here for more photos from Europe. ~ posted by Jennifer Clary
Ten of our group went to see the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, the Nazi’s original concentration camp set up in 1933, with the memorial site opening in 1965. It is hard to describe this experience. In between the long silences, we talked about how important it is that people experience the profundity of this […]
The CSU Faculty Chamber Winds arrived safely in Munich, Germany over the weekend, which was spent acclimating and getting to know the capital city of Bavaria. Founded north of the Alps in 1158 by Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and of Bavaria, München, or monks place, is the third largest city in Germany with about […]
In preparation for their European Tour next week, the CSU Faculty Chamber Winds are holding three days of rehearsals this week at the University Center for the Arts. Today the sixteen member ensemble rehearsed eight selections from their repertoire and are pictured here working on Notturno, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn.
Repertoire Old American Songs by Aaron Copland, trans. Christopher Van Hof Petite Suite, mvts. I, IV by Claude Debussy, trans. Brakkee Notturno, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn Overture and Arias from Figaro by W.A. Mozart, trans. by Johann Went, ed. Richard Frey Introduction to Zelmira by Gioachino Rossini, arr. Wenzel Sedlák, ed. Richard Frey Barber of Seville […]
The Colorado State University Faculty Chamber Winds are embarking on a two-week European tour July 4 – 19, 2014, performing at festivals, and historic sites in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. The anchor event of the tour is the annual Mid Europe Music Festival, held in Schladming and Haus/Ennstal, Austria, July 8-13, where the ensemble is scheduled […]