Our 2018-2019 Season

OCT 21 2018 | 3pm

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“Music for a Darkened Theatre”

“Music for a Darkened Theatre” highlights the October Halloween season with thrillers and chillers like Johan De Meij’s “Lord of the Rings (Excerpts from Symphony No. 1)”; Igor Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance and Finale” from the ballet “the Firebird”; Hector Berlioz’s 5th movement from “Symphonie Fantastique”, “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath”; the music of film composer Danny Elfman including themes from “Batman”, “Tales from the Crypt”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Beetlejuice” and “Spider-man”; music from the 2005 movie thriller “King Kong” and much more.

dec 9 2018 | 2:30pm 

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“Christmas Reflections”

“Christmas Reflections” continues The Arizona Winds’ long tradition of outstanding music for the Christmas season including a new audience participation sing-a-long by composer John Rutter; “Peter Pat-A-Pan”; Alfred Reed’s exciting “Russian Christmas Music”; Sammy Nestico’s “A Fireside Christmas”; some Snow Caps and Winter Dances, and other season favorites.

feb 17 2019 | 3pm

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“A Bernstein Centennial Celebration”

As a tribute to the great American composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein, The Arizona Winds is participating in a two-year global celebration called “Leonard Bernstein at 100”, and will feature music from his operettas, musicals and ballets including “Candide”, “Our Town”, “West Side Story”, and “Fancy Free”.

apr 7 2019 | 3pm

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“Water Works”

“April showers bring May flowers”, so the band’s April theme “Water Works” seems appropriate. This program will feature all things water including Johann Strauss’ ever popular “Blue Danube”; Vaughn Williams’ “Sea Songs”; Henry Mancini’s “Moon River”; Robert Russell Bennett’s “Down to the Sea in Ships”; “Savannah River Holiday”; “Parade of Tall Ships”; “American River Songs” and much more.

may 19 2019 | 3pm

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“High Adventure”

“High Adventure” means a program filled with exciting adventure music such as “Erich!” by Stephen Melillo, a swashbuckling tour-de-force inspired by the 1940 Errol Flynn movie “The Sea Hawk”; “The Adventures of TinTin-Prisoners of the Sun”; “Adventure Tale of Professor Alex”; “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man’s Chest”; and “Robin Hood Prince of Thieves”.

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