2017-18 Repertoire

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

We are excited for another great year with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble! We continue to innovate our concert experience at the Performing Arts Center and have enjoyed wonderful feedback on our ideas. This year we welcome several guest composers to campus, Catherine Likhuta (all the way from Australia), Joel Love, Sally Lamb McCune, and Xi Wang, for premieres of their works, as well as the esteemed H. Robert Reynolds to guest conduct in March 2018. We undertake two major productions this year--a collaboration with the Hodgson Singers for the North American premiere of Catherine Likhuta's secular oratorio, "Scraps from a Madman's Diary," and John Corigliano's mammoth "Circus Maximus." And, this year's Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concerto Competition winner will perform for over 1000 high school musicians at Janfest. 

Fall 2017 Season

Thursday, Sept. 1 - 8pm Hodgson Hall
"Fire and Ice"

Figures Sonores (1984), Henk Badings
Frozen Heat (1998), Dai Fujikura
Poeme du Feu (1978), Ida Gotkovsky
After a Gentle Rain, Anthony Iannaccone
Frozen Cathedral (2013), John Mackey

Thursday, Oct. 12 - 7:30pm Hodgson Hall 
(Composer-in-Residence, Catherine Likhuta, with guest artists, Hodgson Singers)

Lollapalooza, John Adams
Dragon Rhyme (2010), Chen Yi
Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Steven Stucky
Scraps from a Madman’s Diary, Catherine Likhuta  (Commission/USA Premiere)

Friday, Oct. 20 - Concert on the Lawn, North Campus Quad 
"Magic in the Air"
Invictus, Karl King
Wizard of Oz
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, J.P. Sousa
The Wiz
Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, Karl King
Wicked                                
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, John Williams
The Magic Flute,  Mozart/J. Heidenreich
The Phoenix March, Sousa

Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 8pm Hodgson Hall
Matthew Sadowski, DMA candidate conductor
Jonathan Poquette, DMA candidate conductor

Subliminal Festa for Wind Orchestra, Akira Miyoshi
A Movement for Rosa, Mark Camphouse 
Love Among the Ruins (2017), James Syler (commission)
Maggie Synder, viola
Panta Rhei, Ingrid Stolzel
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger 


Spring 2018 Season

Friday, Jan. 19 - “Janfest” 

Concerto Competition winner, To Be Announced!
Subliminal Festa for Wind Orchestra, Akira Miyoshi
High Water Rising, Sally Lamb McCune (premiere)
Basin Street Blue, Craig Biondi
Downy Overture, Oscar Navarro
Frozen Cathedral, John Mackey

Friday, Mar. 2 - 8pm Hodgson Hall
H. Robert Reynolds, guest conductor, Xi Wang and Joel Love, guest composers

Theme and Variations, Arnold Schoenberg
Winter Blossom (2017), Xi Wang (premiere/memoriam for Steve Stucky)
Saxophone Concerto premiere (2017), Joel Love (commission)
Connie Frigo, saxophone
Colonial Song, Percy Grainger 
Downy Overture, Oscar Navarro

Thursday, Apr. 19 - 7:30 Hodgson Hall

Punch, Katy Abbott
Circus Polka (1942), Igor Stravinsky
American Games (1991), Nicholas Maw
Circus Maximus (2004), John Corigliano