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Another semester is on the books.  Spring 2011 was a great one!

Our final concert of the year was The Best Of All Possible Concerts, and it happened on Saturday, April 23 at 2pm.  We played the following:

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein (senior choice for Carmen Sheils)

Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland, featuring guest conductor Jonathan Jager (also his senior choice)

The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed (senior choice for Aaron Liskov)

English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli, featuring guest conductor Tim Beadle

Finale from Symphony no. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich (senior choice for Laura Trujillo)

We also had the 3rd annual Columbia Festival of Winds, and what a great success it was!  Here’s a look at what we played:

The Festival began with Dr. William Berz of Rutgers University conducting Fanfare and Allegro by Clifton Williams.

The Columbia University Wind Ensemble played the following:

The Cowboys – John Williams, arr. Jim Curnow (for hornist and CFW guru Sarah Sechan)

Yosemite Autumn – Mark Camphouse (for hornist and people-organizing wizard Andy Knowlton)

Guest conductor Ron Nahass led the CUWE in Moorside March by Gustav Holst.

Pagan Dances – James Barnes (for flautist Laura Hopwood)

And for the grand finale, Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa was performed with 200 or so musicians in a massed band!

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