The San Antonio Wind Symphony is a group of volunteer musicians who combine their talents and services to provide an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment; enrich, educate and entertain the general public through live performances; enhance music education in the community by partnering with college, high school and middle school band programs and preserve the cultural history of the wind band repertoire.

 

The San Antonio Wind Symphony would like to thank everyone who made our thirteenth season our very finest, culminating with our debut at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on May 25, 2016.

The season featured our first ever participation in the Big Give SA 2016, concerts at Smithson Valley High School and Southwest High School.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supporters and our sponsors:

RBC Music Company, Inc.

Padgett Stratemann and Company

The San Antonio Gypsy Motorcycle Club

Arpeggio Music Academy

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Music

The UTSA Percussion Ensemble, Sherry Rubins, Director

Alamo Heights HS Band, David Stephenson, Director

Stevens HS Band, Robert Rubio, Director

Southwest HS Band, Richard Flores, Director

Smithson Valley HS Band, Matt Boening, Dain Vereen, Jeff Yates,      Sam Woodfield, Directors

 


  The San Antonio Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Robert Rustowicz, will make its first appearance in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on May 25th, 2016.  The program reflects a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from orchestral transcriptions to original works for winds, from melodious and expressive to textural, from conventional to contemporary.  The program also draws from a variety of nationalities - France, England, Hungary, Armenia, Mexico and the United States.  The program will open with Hector Berlioz' Overture to the opera Benvenuto Cellini. Dr. Robert Hallquist, pianist, will be the featured soloist in Franz Liszt's Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes. Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque ('Light and Gold'), originally choral composition, focuses on textural sounds. The Children's March of Percy Aldridge Grainger, an original work for band is a spirited work that introduces an infectious melody and then subjects it to a variety of treatments.    The American Salute of Morton Gould draws from the lighter, more popular vein of American band music while the Danzón No. 2 of Arturo Márquez draws from folklore and dance in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. The Symphonic Prelude of Mark Camphouse was inspired by a visit to the Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, that overlooks Omaha Beach and the English Channel.  The program concludes with the Armenian Dances, Part I, by the popular and prolific American wind band composer, Alfred Reed.   For more information >

 

The San Antonio Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Robert Rustowicz, will make its first appearance in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on May 25th, 2016. 

The program reflects a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from orchestral transcriptions to original works for winds, from melodious and expressive to textural, from conventional to contemporary.  The program also draws from a variety of nationalities - France, England, Hungary, Armenia, Mexico and the United States. 

The program will open with Hector Berlioz' Overture to the opera Benvenuto Cellini. Dr. Robert Hallquist, pianist, will be the featured soloist in Franz Liszt's Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes. Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque ('Light and Gold'), originally choral composition, focuses on textural sounds. The Children's March of Percy Aldridge Grainger, an original work for band is a spirited work that introduces an infectious melody and then subjects it to a variety of treatments. 
 
The American Salute of Morton Gould draws from the lighter, more popular vein of American band music while the Danzón No. 2 of Arturo Márquez draws from folklore and dance in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. The Symphonic Prelude of Mark Camphouse was inspired by a visit to the Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, that overlooks Omaha Beach and the English Channel.  The program concludes with the Armenian Dances, Part I, by the popular and prolific American wind band composer, Alfred Reed.

 

For more information >

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MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT 

Dr. William Wiegard has been an active performer with the San Antonio Wind Symphony since 2014, and also performs locally with the San Antonio Symphony and the San Antonio Brass.

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