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 17th 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.
19th Season, 2012-2013
Angels in the Architecture
CRWE joins the SCCC School of Music in celebrating the opening of their
new music wing. The program includes Gordon Jacob’s Music for a Festival
and Frank Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture along with works by Jack
Stamp and John Mackey.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at
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.
special guest, James Houlik
Sunday, March 24, 2013
CRWE presents modern wind ensemble literature built on themes by
Beethoven and Haydn. Composers include Hindemith, Stamp and Dello
Joio. World-renowned soloist, James Houlik will appear as a special guest
to perform the Robert Ward Concerto for Tenor Saxophone.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
at 3:00 p.m.
CRWE ends its season with music of the American frontier. Compositions
include County Band March by Charles Eves, Ballad for Band by Morton
Gould and Symphonics songs by Robert Russell Bennett. CRWE welcomes
SCCC’s new trumpet professor, Allyson Keyser as she perfroms the Kent
Kennan Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble.
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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