Capital Region Wind Ensemble
Capital Region Wind Ensemble, in the capital region of Albany, New
York, was founded in 1994, by Joseph
with the intent of providing a vehicle for professional wind and
percussion players to perform concert band and wind ensemble literature
at a high level.
Entering our 20th Season, the Wind
Ensemble has performed at many venues including: The Troy Music Hall,
Galway High School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Shenendehowa
High School, Bethlehem Middle School, Ballston Spa High School, Union
College Memorial Chapel, Round Lake Auditorium, Shaker High School,
Glens Falls High School, Colonie Central High School, Scotia -
Glenville High School,Galway High School, Schenectady Community
College, 1995 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) winter
conference in Kiamesha Lake, NY, 1996 New York State Band Directors
Conference in Syracuse, NY and the 2004 Sept.11th Remembrance
Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. We are now
Residence' at the Schenectady County Community College.
Mission of the Wind Ensemble is to
provide outstanding performances
of classical and contemporary band literature,
and to serve as role
models for young musicians.
20th Season, 2013-2014
An American Tapestry
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
CRWE kicks off its 20th anniversary season with an international program featuring Daniel Kallman’s An American Tapestry (commissioned by CRWE) other works include:
Grundman, Hebrides Suite
Chance, Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and SCCC students are free.
For more information please call (518) 381-1231 ext. 2, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, flute
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm
CRWE welcomes back flutist Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart to perform Philip Sparke’s A Lindesfarne Rhapsody. Also on the program is Eric Ewazen’s Allegro Vivace from Symphony in Brass and Morton Gould’s Jericho Rhapsody. The program is rounded off by Holst’s 1st Suite in E-Flat as thirty talented high school performers join CRWE for our annual side-by-side concert.
CRWE Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The third and final concert in celebration of CRWE’s 20th anniversary features former principal trumpet, Cathy Sheridan as she performs Allen Vizzutti’s Montana Sketches and the premiere of Brett Wery’s Berceuse for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble. The program also includes two pieces written for CRWE, Hay’s Elegy from Lux Laureate, and Wery’s Una Festa Italiana as well as CRWE favorites, Weinberger’s Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper and Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry.
the group is comprised of
musicians from all walks of life, the
majority of the members are current or retired music educators, all of
who have taught or are teaching in local school districts throughout
the Capital Region. Occasionally, gifted high school musicians will be
asked to round out instrumentation. Members of the wind ensemble are
currently performing professionally with other area organizations,
including the Albany, Schenectady, and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestras,
orchestras at SPAC, Proctor’s and other local theaters, and
from the area pop and jazz scene including the Empire Jazz Orchestra.
Director & PrincipalConductor, Brett L. Wery
and Principal Conductor Brett Wery is entering his Fifth season as
conductor of the group, Mr. Wery is an active composer and arranger
as well as a professor at Schenectady County Community
he has received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
and the SCCC Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. He conducts
the SCCC Wind Ensemble and instructs in woodwind applied studies,
chamber music, music theory, and conducting. Mr. Wery is also the
conductor of the University at Albany Symphony Orchestra. He performs
and records regularly as a saxophonist and clarinetist with the Empire
Jazz Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, and the Dogs of Desire.
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