2017 WASBE Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands

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WASBE 2017 Info


The next International WASBE Conference will be hosted in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 18—22, 2017. WENS Travel, will serve as the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2017 conference. Ten of the world’s finest wind bands from across the world will perform at the Great Hall at TivoliVredenburg. In addition to daily concerts, those attending the conference will be able to attend and participate in repertoire sessions, lectures, discussions and master classes which will take place at the Utrecht Conservatorium. The use of both venues is supported by the City of Utrecht.

“This beautiful city with the renewed concert hall Tivoli Vredenburg is the perfect location to offer all ensembles the highest quality for their performance. Holland has a long standing tradition in the world of wind music and Utrecht will be the center of wind music during our Conference,” said Bert Aalders, Conference Chairman and WASBE Immediate Past President. WASBE President William Johnson also added, “The 2017 international conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, to be held in the beautiful city of Utrecht, will be a touchstone for wind ensemble music throughout the world for decades to come.”

Margriet Jongerius, alderman of culture, warmly supports the WASBE Conference 2017 in Utrecht. “This fits our city very well – a city that houses amateur art as well as top talents in a prominent way, including when it comes to wind and choral music. There is a great co-operation between different partners in the city and amateur artists. Many inhabitants of the city will enjoy this beautiful event in 2017.”

A Fringe Festival will run parallel to the conference itself, presenting performances at stages and venues throughout the city of Utrecht. This Fringe Festival is organized by ZIMIHC and supported by the City of Utrecht. Information regarding performing ensembles and conference schedule is expected to be released in 2016.

Below is a list of the wind ensembles that will be performing conference concerts in the Tivoli Vredenburg Concert Hall:

Presentation of Papers

John Alan Carnahan (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

“The Wind Band Sound – A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Intonation”

Andrew Pease (Columbia University/Hartwick College, USA)

“Repertoire Resources for the 21st Century Global Wind Band Conductor”

Christopher Dobbins (Washington and Lee University, USA)

“Using Score Study as the Foundation of Rehearsal Planning”

Bill Connor (Chairman, British Association for Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles)

“…..of bands, kids, grown up kids…and communal creativity…”

Alex Shillings (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague – The Netherlands)

“Globalisering maakt van de Europese blaasmuziek eenheidswors”

“Globalization makes European wind music go through a ‘meat grinder’.”

Andrea Loss (Italian musician, teacher, conductor)

“Forgotten maestros: rediscovering Italian band composers of the 19th and 20th centuries”

Frederick Speck (University of Louisville, USA)

“The Search for Musical North: The Conductor’s Integrity to the Score”

Eduard de Boer (The Netherlands)

“Instrumentation on my music performed at the Conference”

Courtney Snyder (University of Michigan, USA)

“The Effects of Tension, Balance, and Ictus on Ensemble Sound”


Click here to view the Utrecht Schedule


AMERICAN CHAMBER WINDS

Conductor: David A. WAYBRIGHT

Soloist: Joseph ALESSI, Trombone

Mozart , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO OVERTURE

(arr. Bernardini)

Varèse, Edgard (1883-1965) OCTANDRE

Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971) OCTET FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS

Van Zandt Lane, Peter *1985 CONCERTO FROM TROMBONE AND WINDS

Torke, Michael *1961 OVERNIGHT MAIL


BRASS & PERCUSSION OF SWISS ARMY WIND ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Major Philippe MONNERAT

Broughton, Bruce (*1945) FANFARE, MARCHES, HYMNS & FINALE

Saurer, Marcel (*1969) PREMIERE

Hess, Carl (1859-1912) DR HEIMATVOGEL

(arr. Thomas Trachsel)

Traditional DREI SCHWEIZERLIEDER

(arr. Walter Lang-van Os) - L’inverno I’è passato

- S isch äbe e Mönsch uf Ärde

- Bernermarsch


IRISH SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Liam DALY

Curnow, James (*1943) MUTANZA

O’Carrol, Fergus (*1956) CELTIC PRAYERS

Premiere

Sparke, Philip (*1951) REFLECTIONS ON AN OLD JAPANESE FOLKTUNE

Kelly, Thomas Christopher (1917-1985) A WEXFORD RHAPSODY

Giroux, Julie (*1961) LA MEZQUITA DE CORDOBA


BANDA MUNICIPAL DE BILBAO

Conductor: José R. PASCUAL-VILAPLANA

Franco Ribate, José (1978-1951) AGÜERO

Asins Arbó, Miguel (1916-1995) BALLETS

1. Ballet e Alfonso XIII

2. Ballet de l’Animalot

3. Ballet del Pardalero

4. Ballet del Sereno

De Meij, Johan (*1953) FIFTY SHADES OF E


I N T E R M I S S I O N


Blanquer Ponsoda, Amando (1935-2005) CALEIDOSCOPIO

Guridi, Jesús (1886-1961) UNA AVENTURA DE DON QUIJOTE

(arr. J. Franco / adp. Pascual-Vilaplana)

Fayos Jordán, José Miguel (*1981) TRIBAL ELEMENTS


ORCHESTRA DI FIATI DI VALLECAMONICA

Conductor: Denis SALVINI

Guest Conductor: Douglas BOSTOCK

Soloist: Devid CESTE, Euphonium

Manente, Guiseppe (1867-1941) PICCOLI EROI

(arr. Salvatore Farina)

Giacometti, Antonio (*1957) KINDARA OVERTURE

Premiere

Mashima, Toshio (1949-2016) LES TROIS NOTES DU JAPON

De Meij, Johan (*1953) UFO CONCERTO,

for solo euphonium and wind orchestra


ST MICHAEL OF THORN

Conductor: Ivan MEYLEMANS

Soloists: Jörgen VAN RIJEN, Trombone

Alexander VERBEEK, Trombone

van Delft, Marc (*1958) DANCE SUITE

Part 1: Dance

Part 2: Intermezzo

Part 3: Finale

Premiere

De Meij, Johan (*1953) TWO BONE CONCERTO


I N T E R M I S S I O N


Schmitt, Florent (1870-1958) DIONYSIAQUES, op. 62

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai (1844-1908) CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL

(arr. Courtain)


BARCELONA SYMPHONIC BAND (BANDA MUNICIPAL DE BARCELONA)

Conductor: Salvador BROTONS

Lamote de Grignon, Joan (1872-1949) SCHERZO SOBRE UN TEMA POPULAR CATALÀ

(version for Symphonic band 1915) (SCHERZO ABOUT A POPULAR CATALAN THEME)

Toldrà, Eduard (1895-1962) EMPÚRIES, SARDANA LLIURE

(transcribed by Joan Lamote de Grignon)

Serra, Joaquim (1907-1957) PUIGSOLIU, SYMPHONIC POEM

(transcribed by Joan Alfonso)

Oltra, Manuel (1922-2015) MONTMAGASTRE, A LITTLE SYMPHONIC SCENE

(transcribed byJordi León)

Borgunyó, Agustí (1894-1967) L’APLEC. PEASANT CELEBRATION

(transcribed byJoan Lluís Moraleda)


I N T E R M I S S I O N


Montsalvatge, Xavier (1912-2002) MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY

1. Fanfare

2. The Llofriu chotis (traditional spanish dance)

3. The Poble Sec polka

Brotons, Salvador (*1959) SYMPHONY NO.6 CONCISE, OP.122

1. Frontal

2. Procession

3. Scherzo

4. Passacaglia

5. Finale


BANDA SINFÓNICA PORTUGUESA

Conductor: Francisco FERREIRA

Soloist: Henk van Twillert, Baritone Saxophone and Electronic


Carvalho, Luís (*1974) CHIAROSCURO

Três esquissos para Banda Sinfónica


Meijering, Chiel (*1954) TRANSMUTES FOR SYMPHONIC WIND BAND,

BARITONE SAXOPHONE AND ELECTRONIC

de Jesus, Nelson (*1986) PORTO DE SAUDADES

  1. Fado Menor do Porto
  2. Moda do Entrudo
  3. Valsa Antiga
  4. Cava Vinha Malhão
  5. Palácio de Cristal
  6. Clérigos
  7. Vinho do Porto
  8. Fado Menor (reprise)

9. Finale


I N T E R M I S S I O N


Waespi, Oliver (*1971) OUT OF EARTH

  1. Largo – Agitato
  2. Adagio
  3. Energico


BRASSBAND SCHOONHOVEN

Conductor: Ivan MEYLEMANS

Soloist: Robbert Vos, Euphonium

Lovatt-Cooper, Paul (*197)6 WHERE EAGLES SING

Overhead, Christian (*1989) UNDERGROUND CONCERTO FOR EUPHONIUM,

PERCUSSION AND BRASS BAND

Bond, Christopher (*1992) ARISTOTLE'S AIR

de Boer, Eduard (*1957) SCHUMANN RESONANCES

Premiere


GELDERS FANFARE ORKEST

Conductor: Erik VAN DE KOLK

Nieuwenhuis, Stan (*1966) FALSE FRONT

Premiere

Scott, Andy (*1989) A CHILD LIKE YOU

Janssen, Harrie (*1960) PREMIERE

Pütz, Marco (*1958) TIME FOR OUTRAGE


SIMON BOLIVAR YOUTH SYMPHONY BAND

Conductor: Sergio Rosales

50 SHADES OF GREY

Igor Stravinsky THE RITE OF SPRING

  • First part - Adoration of the Earth
  • Second Part - The Sacrifice

Transcription by. Pablo Sánchez Torrella


Hosting a Biennial WASBE Conference

If your city is interested in hosting a WASBE (biennial) Conference, you can now download the reference documents you need to get started — just use the links below. Before submitting your bid, you should contact the Executive Director for additional documentation and information:

Markus Mauderer
WASBE Executive Director
Kolpingstr. 2
D-76456 Kuppenheim
Germany
Tel: +49 151 / 275 268 18
Fax: +49 72 22 / 77 40 40
office@wasbe.org

Performing at a WASBE International Conference

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