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American Chamber Winds

Tuesday, July 18, 04.00 PM
Conductor: David A. WAYBRIGHT 
Soloist: Joseph ALESSI, Trombone

The “American Chamber Winds” is comprised of some of the finest wind and percussion performers from across the United States, and is very much in demand for performances worldwide. It was founded in Skien, Norway in July 1983, by conductor David Waybright and Stanley D. Hettinger. The concept for the ensemble grew out of impromptu concerts given around the Skien area and in conjunction with the first World Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE). It led to the establishment of an ensemble with instrumentation comprised of standard harmoniemusik octet with additional pairs of orchestral instruments, including piano and percussion. The touring and recording ensemble has been featured on several published recordings and has given concerts in the United States, England, France, Italy, and Brazil.

Conductor David A. Waybright is currently Director of Bands at the University of Florida, where he holds the rank of professor and is the head of the conducting area. He directs the wind symphony and supervises the band program and the graduate and undergraduate conducting curricula. Dr. Waybright is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician with wind bands, orchestras, and choirs, and has appeared in that capacity in most of the 50 states and throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Guest soloist Joseph Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber music performer. He was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985 and made his solo debut in April 1990. Mr. Alessi has been a guest soloist with multiple orchestras and ensembles and has participated in numerous festivals all over the world. In 2002, Mr. Alessi was awarded an International Trombone Association Award for his contributions to the world of trombone music and trombone playing. 

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Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971) Octet For Wind Instruments
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2. Tema con Variazioni
3. Finale
Van Zandt Lane, Peter (*1985) Radix Tyrannis for Trombone and Wind Ensemble - Premiere
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