Davee Media Library

Bands

This program is a journey through five distinct reflections on the American experience.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs Richard Wagner's “Festmarsch” from Tannhäuser for the 2020 Northwestern Commencement. Mallory Thompson conducts. 

Caleb Carpenter ’19 MMus, a winner in the Bienen School’s 2018-2019 Concerto/Aria Competition, performs Ingolf Dahl’s Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mallory Thompson. 

Director of bands Mallory Thompson leads an alumni ensemble – representing virtually every major orchestra and US military ensemble – in a performance honoring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 50th anniversary.

Mysterium is the composer’s own wind transcription of her sacred choral work, O Magnum Mysterium.

Mallory Thompson conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a performance of Adam Schoenberg’s Symphony No. 2: Migration.

Shawn Vondran leads the Symphonic Band in a performance of H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana