Wind Ensemble

The University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble continues to program and perform first-class repertoire, including works by Benson, Grainger, Hindemith, Holst, Husa, and Schwantner.  The ensemble has also been active in commissioning and performing new music for winds, including pieces by Canadian composers Bruce Carlson, Allan Gilliland and Michael Matthews.

Conducted by: Jacqueline Dawson
   
Who is eligible? Non-music students and community members are welcome to audition.
   
Days and times: Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:30 to 3:45 pm


2018-2019 Concerts

ONLY LIGHT
Featuring Concerto competition winner, Jinyu Chen, clarinet and the U of M High School Invitational Band
Friday, October 19 at 8 PM
MBCI Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Avenue
Admission: $15 adults/$5 students

INTO THE SILENT LAND
Featuring the Canadian Premiere of Steven Danyew’s “Into the Silent Land
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
MBCI Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Avenue
Admission: $15 adults/$5 students

COLLABORATIONS
Featuring music by Percy Grainger, Luis Serrano Alarcon and student composer Isaac Tate with special guests The Royal Canadian Air Force Band
Friday, February 8 at 8 PM
MBCI Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Avenue
Admission: $15 adults/$5 students

AWAKENINGS
Featuring music by Frank Ticheli, Ryan George, Kim Archer and Christopher Nelson
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, 711 Je­fferson Avenue
Admission: $15 adults/$5 students


The Wind Ensemble has performed throughout Manitoba and Western Canada, has been an invited guest ensemble at the Cantando International Music Festival in Edmonton. 

Listen to the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble: