Previous Knightwind Ensemble Concerts

The musical selections listed below include each regular season concert from 2005 to the present.

2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERT: Theme & Variations
October 30, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM - South Milwaukee PAC

Danse Folatre (Smith)
My Sister’s Tears (Hultgren)
Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Niccolo Paganini (Barnes)
Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn (Della Joio)
Symphony No. 3 (Giannini)


WINTER CONCERT: The Big Apple
February 12, 2017 ~ 3:00PM - South Milwaukee PAC

To Tame the Perilous Skies (Holsinger)
Symphony for Band “West Point” (Gould)
Symphony No. 2 “The Big Apple” (de Meij)

SPRING CONCERT: Music of Exotic Lands
April 9, 2017 ~ 3:00 PM - South Milwaukee PAC

Aegean Festival Overture (Makris)
Sinfonietta (Dahl)
Torch Dance (Barnes)
Samurai (Clarke)
Dances from Crete (Gorb)


2015-2016 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERT: The Lord of the Rings
October 25, 2015 ~ 3:00 PM - South Milwaukee PAC

Awayaday (Gorb)

Thames Journey (Hess)

Awakening of the Ents (Reed)

Symphony No. 1, Lord of the Rings (de Meij)


WINTER CONCERT: Russian Masters 
January 31, 2016 ~ 3:00PM - South Milwaukee PAC

Festive Overture (Shostakovich/Hunsberger)
Capriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky/Hindsley)
Polovetsian Dances (Borodin/Hindsley)
Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky/Hindsley)
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky/Hindsley)

SPRING CONCERT: Suites
April 10, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM - South Milwaukee PAC

Bugler's Dream from "Charge!" (Arnaud) - Brass and Percussion Ensemble

First Suite in E-flat for Military Band (Holst)

Dali (Forte)

Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!! (Hultgren)

Scenes from Childhood (Turnbull)

Gloriosa (Ito)



2014-2015  CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERT: Dance!
October 26, 2014 ~ 3:00PM - South Milwaukee PAC
Suite from “The Pineapple Poll”
(Sullivan/Mackerras)
Incantation and Dance (Chance)
Yiddish Dances (Gorb)
Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride” (Smetana/Janners)
Symphonic Dances (Yosuke Fukuda)

WINTER CONCERT: Band Symphonies
February 8, 2015 ~ 3:00PM - South Milwaukee PAC
Olympica (Van der Roost)
Sinfonia “Il Fiume” (Andriessen)
Symphony No. 25, Conflicts and Confluences (Badings)
Symphony in Bb (Hindemith)

SPRING CONCERT: Latino-Mexicana
April 12, 2015 ~ 3:00PM - South Milwaukee PAC
El Golpe Fatal – Brosse
Fete-dieu a Seville – Albeniz
Vientos Y Tangos – Gandolfi
Magallanes – Ferran
La Rodana – Ferran
Duende – Alarcon


2013-2014 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERT:  Europa

October 27, 2013 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

Smetana Fanfare (1984): Karel Husa

Dunamis (1979): Amdre Waignein

Two Symphonic Movements 91970): Vaclav Nelhybel

Dionysiaques, Op. 63 (1913): Florent Schmitt

The Pines of Rome (1925): Ottorino Respighi

 

WINTER CONCERT: American Composers

February 2, 2014 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

Tempered Steel: Charles Rochester Young

The Thunderer March: John Philip Sousa

New England Triptych: William Schuman

  • Be Glad Then America
  • When Jesus Wept
  • Chester Overture for Band

The Klaxon March: Henry Fillmore

Elegy for a Young American: Ronald Lo Presti

Galactic Empires: David Gillingham

Give Us This Day: David Maslanka

 

SPRING CONCERT:   From Russia With Love

April 6, 2014 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

Overture to Colas Breugnon: Kabalevsky/Beeler

Gagarin: Nigel Clark

Symphony No: 12, The Year of 1917: Shostokovich/Janners

Pictures at an Exhibition: Mussorgsky/Hindsley

 

2012-2013 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERTS:  Music of Places

October 25, 2012 ~ WMEA Convention (Madison, WI)

Midnight in Buenos Aires: Adam Gorb

Angels in the Architecture: Frank Ticheli (featuring Morgan R. Rossi, soprano)

Dance of the New World: Dana Wilson

 

November 18, 2012 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

Rocky Point Holiday: Ron Nelson

Hammersmith, Prelude and Scherzo: Gustav Holst

Midnight in Buenos Aires: Adam Gorb

Angels in the Architecture: Frank Ticheli - featuring Morgan R. Rossi, soprano

Midnight in Buenos Aires: Adam Gorb

Lincolnshire Posey: Percy Grainger

Dance of the New World: Dana Wilson

 

WINTER CHAMBER CONCERT: Members of the Knightwind Ensemble perform chamber works

February 10, 2013 ~ Mount Mary College (Milwaukee, WI)

Serenade, Op. 7: Richard Strauss

Woodwind Quartet: Walter Hartley

Scarlattiana (woodwind quartet): arr. Irving Rosenthal

Contra Dance (woodwind quartet): Beethoven, arr. Hahn

Octet for Wind Instruments (1952): Igor Stravinsky

Quartette (Allegro de Concert) [sax quartet]: Caryl Florio

Celtic Collage (saxophone quartet): arr. Paul Harvey

The Good Soldier Schweik Suite: Robert Kurka

 

SPRING CONCERT:   A Renaissance Faire

April 14, 2013 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

Poeme Montagnard: Jan Van der Roost

William Byrd Suite: Gordon Jacob

Variants on a Mediaeval Tune: Norman Del Joio

Terpsichore: Bob Margolis

 

2011-2012 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor


FALL CONCERT:  Wind Band Masterworks

November 20, 2011 ~ South Milwaukee PAC

Tunbridge Fair: Walter Piston
Alborada del Gracioso: Maurice Ravel (arr. Lawrence Odom)
Music for Prague 1968: Karel Husa
Divertimento for Band: Vincent Persichetti
Dance Movements: Philip Sparke
Folk Dances: Dmitri Shostokovich (arr. H. Robert Reynolds)

 

SPRING CONCERTS:  Songs & Dances

Friday, March 30, 2012 ~ Lawrence University Chapel (Appleton, WI)
Sunday, April 1, 2012 ~ South Milwaukee PAC (South Milwaukee, WI)

To Walk With Wings:  Julie Giroux
Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor:  J.S. Back (arr. Hunsberger)
Venetian Spells:  Martin Ellerby
Piece of Mind:  Dana Wilson
Colonial Song:  Percy Grainger (Tribute to Chris Kolbe, former Knightwind member)
Scootin' on Hardrock:  David Holsinger

 

2010-2011 CONCERT SEASON

Dr. Erik N. Janners, Conductor

FIRST SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR


FALL CONCERT:  Music From the World and Beyond

November 21, 2010 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

The Planets: Mars, The Bringer of War & Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity: Gustav Holst

Fantasia in G Major: J.S. Bach (trans. Goldman and Leist)

Spartacus: Jan Van der Roost
Dreamscapes: Martin Ellerby
Song of Lir: Fergal Carroll
Aspen Jubilee: Ron Nelson - featuring Kathryn Mantoan, soprano

 

SPRING CONCERT:  Music of the Heart

April 3, 2011 ~ South Milwaukee PAC

Year of the Dragon: Philip Sparke
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral: Richard Wagner (trans. Lucien Cailliet)
English Dances, Set One: Malcolm Arnold (trans. Maurice Johnstone)
Third Symphony, OP. 89: James Barnes  

 

2009-2010 CONCERT SEASON

John H. Steinke, Conductor

LAST CONCERT AS MUSIC DIRECTOR


FALL CONCERT:  Milestones

November 22, 2009 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Symphony No. 5 - Finale: Shostakovich (trans. Charles B. Righter)
Three Grainger Gems: Percy Aldridge Grainger

1. Fanfare from Duke of Marlborough
2. Irish Tune from County Derry
3. Children's March

March from Symphonic Metamorphosis: Paul Hindemith (arr. Keith Wilson)
Mundstuck Studie: Evzen Zamecnik
La Fiesta Mexicana: H. Owen Reed (small group)
The Irish Dragoon: John Phillip Sousa (arr. Keith Brion)
Russian Christmas Music: Alfred Reed

 

Donald Glassel, Interim Conductor

SPRING CONCERT:  Transitions

March 21, 2010 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Magic Overture: Thomas Doss

Giles Farnaby Suite: Gordon Jacob

Mountain Prayers: Timothy Mahr

Lord of the Rings: Gandalf the Wizard: Johan de Meij

Symphony for Band: Vincent Persichetti

Liturgical Dances: David R. Holsinger

 

2008-2009 CONCERT SEASON

John H. Steinke, Conductor

 

FALL CONCERT:  Pastiche

November 23, 2008 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Partita: Edward Gregson
Elegy for a Young American: Ronald Lo Presti
Lollapalooza: John Adams (trans. James Spinazzola)
The Padstow Lifeboat: Malcolm Arnold
First Suite for Military Band in E-flat Major: Gustav Holst
Pictures at an Exhibition: Modeste Moussorgsky (trans. Mark H. Hindsley)

 

SPRING CONCERT:  Deja Vu

March 22, 2009 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Treasure State Festival Overture: John Heins
Introduction and Dance: J. Edouard Barat (arr. Dan Phillips) - Dan Neesley, Tuba Soloist
Van Gogh Portraits: Aldo Rafael Forte
Foshay Tower Washington Memorial March: John Philip Sousa
Symphony in B flat: Paul Hindemith
Satiricon Suite: Bogdan Trotsuk
Porgy and Bess Selections: George Gershwin (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

 

2007-2008 CONCERT SEASON

John H. Steinke, Conductor

 

FALL CONCERT:  Hands Across the Sea

November 18, 2007 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

The White Rose: Philip Sparke
The Immovable Do: Percy Aldridge Grainger (ed. Joseph Kreines)
Sidus: Thomas Doss
Hands Across The Sea: John Philip Sousa
Divertimento for Wind Orchestra: Jindrich Feld
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair: Claude Debussey (arr. Michael Brand)
Symphony on the Themes of John Philip Sousa-IV. Hands Across The Sea: Ira Hearshen

 

SPRING CONCERT:  Heroes

April 6, 2008 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Program:               Olympic Fanfare and Theme: John Williams (arr. Jim Curnow)
Sinfonia Hungarica: Jan Van der Roost
The Dam Busters: Eric Coates
William Tell Overture: Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Erik Leidzen)
The Man Who Invented Music: Don Gillis - Norman Moses - Narrator
Symphonic Suite from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves: Michael Kamen (arr. Paul Lavender)

 

2006-2007 CONCERT SEASON

John H. Steinke, Conductor

 

FALL CONCERT:  About Love

November 19, 2006 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Festive Overture: Dimitri Shostakovich (tran. Donald Hunsberger)
Casanova: Johan de Meij - cello soloist Ravenna Helson
March from The Love of Three Oranges: Serge Prokofieff (tran. Robert Cray)
Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde: Richard Wagner (tran. Mark H. Hindsley)
Suite from Romeo and Juliet: Serge Prokofieff (arr. Johan de Meij)
Selections from West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein (arr. W. J. Duthoit)

 

SPRING CONCERT:  A View to the East

March 18, 2007 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Orient et Occident, op. 25: Camille Saint-Saens (ed. Timothy Reynish and Bruce Parry)
Japanese Suite: Gustav Holst (arr. John Boyd)
Samurai: Nigel Clarke
Colonel Bogey: Kenneth Alford (ed. Frederick Fennell)
Japanese Dances: Bernard Rogers
Variations on a Korean Folk Song: John Barnes Chance
Medley from Miss Saigon: Claude-Michel Schoenberg (arr.  Warren Barker)


2005-2006 CONCERT SEASON

John H. Steinke, Conductor

 

FALL CONCERT:  Vive la France!

November 20, 2005 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Featuring Trumpet Soloist Guillaume Fortin

Marche des Musiques de la Révolution (Louis Jadin, arr. William A. Schaefer)
La Vallée des Cloches from "Miroirs" (Maurice Ravel, arr. Donald Hunsberger)
Concerto in D Major (Giuseppe Tartini, arr. Johann Sebastian Bach) Guillaume Fortin, Piccolo Trumpet Soloist
Suite Française (Darius Milhaud)
Fanfare from "La Péri" (Paul Dukas)
Paris Sketches - Homages for Band (Martin Ellerby)

Overture to Candide (Leonard Bernstein, arr. Walter Beeler)

Candide Suite (Leonard Bernstein, adpt. Clare Grundman)

 

SPRING CONCERT:  Somewhat Organic

March 26, 2006 ~ Wisconsin Lutheran College, Schwan Concert Hall (Milwaukee WI)

Sudler Silver Scroll Award Presentation

Toccata & Fugue in d minor (J.S. Bach, trans. Erik Leidzén)
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl, arr. Robert Cameron)
Selections from "The Danserye" (Tielman Susato, arr. Patrick Dunnigan)
Crown Imperial (William Walton, arr. W.J. Duthoit)
Hey! (Timothy Mahr)

Metamorphosis on an Original Cakewalk (Daniel Kallman)
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (P.D.Q. Bach, tastefully adapted by Professor Peter Schickele)
Polka and Fugue from "Schwanda, the Bagpiper" (Jaromír Weinberger, trans. Glen Cliff Bainum)