Now into its 7th year, the UVic Wind Symphony continues its unique collaboration with the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy with a concert of music inspired by “Sea and Song,” directed by Steven Capaldo & Lt(N) Catherine Norris.
Winner of the 2019 UVic Wind Symphony Concerto Competition, Jesse Johnson, will take centre stage for Ney Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble. Other works on the program include Franco Cesarini’s Blue Horizons, The Sun Paints Rainbows Over the Vast Waves by David Bedford, Alex Shapiro’s electroacoustic work Liquid Compass, and the classic Claude T. Smith fantasy Eternal Father, Strong to Save, based on the traditional British mariner’s hymn of the same name.
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is one of six regular force military bands of the Canadian Forces and serves as the official musical unit of the Canadian Forces Maritime Forces Pacific Command (MARPAC). Many School of Music alumni have gone on to perform with Canadian Military ensembles including the Naden Band.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific Scholarship in Music Performance, awarded annually to second- and third-year School of Music students who demonstrate excellence in brass, woodwind and percussion performance.
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UVic Wind Symphony (High-calibre concert band music)
UVic's Wind Symphony is recognized as one of the premiere performing wind ensembles in the Pacific Northwest.
The Wind Symphony provides opportunities for all wind and percussion players in the UVic School of Music. Its repertoire includes transcriptions of orchestral works, concerti, chamber ensembles, large symphonic band works and new music ... more info
Naden Band (Concert band music)
The role of Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific is to provide support for the Canadian Forces, particularly the Navy. The complete range of musical services for military, governmental, and civilian functions serves to heighten morale and esprit de corps throughout Canada. Military and public parades, ceremonial, commemorative and social events, d... more info