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Birmingham Symphonic Winds has represented the UK on several occasions including WASBE Conferences (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) in Schladming, Austria and Killarney, Ireland and at the 4th International Wind Band Festival in Strasbourg, gaining first prize. In December 2003 Birmingham Symphonic Winds promoted British contemporary wind orchestra repertoire and represented Birmingham on the world stage by becoming the first ever British ensemble to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago, playing to an audience of over 2,000 and in 2007 the ensemble performed at the opening concert of the 'Musik Triennale Koln' in front of Cologne Cathedral. In 2001, Birmingham Symphonic Winds presented a special 80th birthday concert for Sir Malcolm Arnold, in the presence of the composer.

CONTENTS

Dance Movements - Philip Sparke

Danceries - Kenneth Hesketh Clarinet Concerto - Martin Ellerby: Linda Merrick, clarinet

The Ringing Isle - Jonathan Dove

Firedance - Guy Woolfenden

UFO - Michael Daugherty: Simone Rebello, percussion Cartoon - Paul Hart

CONTENTS

Shortcut Home - Dana Wilson The Ringing Isle - Jonathan Dove

Divertimento for Band - Guy Woolfenden

Time Lines - Kit Turnbull

Suite Francaise - Guy Woolfenden

Winter Dances - Fergal Carroll Gallimaufry - Guy Woolfenden Infernal Ride - Kenneth Hesketh

Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre Kirkpatrick Fanfare - Andrew Boysen Jr

Applause! - Takamasa Saka

CONTENTS

Second City Ceremony - Philip Sparke

Shakespeare Pictures (mvt 2-4) - Nigel Hess

Prelude from the 49th Parallel - Ralph Vaughan Williams Divertimento for Band - Guy Woolfenden

A Weekend in New York - Philip Sparke

The Canticle of the Sun (sampler) - Martin Ellerby

Jupiter (The Bringer of Jollity) from The Planets - Gustav Holst Euphonium Concerto (sampler) - Karl Jenkins

Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold) - Eric Whitacre

Danceries (set II) - Kenneth Hesketh

Humoresque on Swanee - Gershwin/Sousa

New York New York - John Kander

Our critically acclaimed New York debut where we performed at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, on 17 April 2011, receiving a standing ovation. All five of the recent Birmingham Symphonic Winds commissions were performed showcasing the best of contemporary British symphonic wind music.

Macau Band Fair 2014 Outreach Programme "East Greets West". Birmingham Symphonic Winds performed with the Macau Youth Symphonic Band at the University of Macau Cultural Centre, on 18 April 2014.

On 20 April 2014 Birmingham Symphonic Winds performed at the new Kwai Tsing Theatre, New Territories, Hong Kong, with

the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band. Programme included a memorable joint performance of the film music "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" with soloists from the Youth Band on original Chinese instruments.

Birmingham Symphonic Winds have been invited by both the British Embassy (Riga) and Latvian Academy of Music to perform at the IX Forum of the Baltic States Wind Orchestra Conductors and Ensemble Leaders, which will take place 21 – 24 October 2017 in Riga, Latvia.

 

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Our critically acclaimed New York debut where we performed at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, on 17 April 2011, receiving a standing ovation. All five of the recent Birmingham Symphonic Winds commissions were performed showcasing the best of contemporary British symphonic wind music.