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Isthmus Brass Ensemble

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Season Listing | Program | Biography
Isthmus Brass Ensemble

Something special from Wisconsin! Directed by brass icon John Stevens, Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble.  The players are a who’s who of University of Wisconsin professors, prominent music alumni and members of professional orchestras and ensembles. Established in 2009, the ensemble began with a series of Christmas concerts and soon took off, invited to perform in concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest. Last year’s CD release, An Isthmus Brass Christmas, was warmly received. The repertoire spans Renaissance to Big Band Jazz.

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Isthmus Brass – Program

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Season Listing | Program | Biography

Earle of Oxford’s March, William Byrd (1543-1623), Arr. Elgar Howarth

Nutcracker Suite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Arr. Roger Harvey

Miniature Overture
March
Arab Dance
Chinese Dance
Trepak

In The Bleak Midwinter, Gustav Holst (1874-1934), Arr. Roger Harvey

Festive Cheer, Traditional, Arr. Roger Harvey

— Intermission —

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, George Wyle (1916-2003), Arr. David Cooper

Three Carols, Arr. Roger Harvey

On Christmas Night, Traditional English Carol
Gabriel’s Message, Traditional Basque Carol
I Saw Three Ships, Traditional English Carol

Grown-Up Christmas List, David Foster (b. 1949), Featuring Abby Nichols, Vocalist

Mele Kalikimaka, R. Alex Anderson (1894-1995), Arr. Mike Forbes
Featuring Alan Carr, Bass Trombone as Bing Crosby
And Trombonists, Mark Hetzler, Dylan-Chmura Moore, and Mike Dugan
as the Andrew Sisters

Santa Baby, Joan Javits & Philip Springer, Arr. Iain Maxwell & David Cooper
Featuring Dave Cooper, Flugelhorn

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900), Arr. Roger Harvey
Featuring the Trombone Section

Frosty the Snowman, Jack Rollins (1906-1973), Arr. Mike Forbes
Featuring Keith Lienert, Drums

Personnel

Conductor
John Stevens, UW-Madison (Emeritus)

Trumpets
John Aley, UW-Madison & Madison Symphony Orchestra
Dave Cooper, UW-Platteville & Madison Symphony Orchestra
Edward Hong, UW-Whitewater & Copper Street Brass Quintet
Jon Schipper, Madisalsa & Phat Phunktion

Horn
Ricardo Almeida, Madison Symphony Orchestra

Trombones
Mark Hetzler, UW-Madison
Dylan Chmura-Moore, UW-Oshkosh
Mike Dugan, UW-Whitewater
Alan Carr, Concordia University Wisconsin

Tuba
Mike Forbes, UW-La Crosse & La Crosse Symphony

Percussion
Keith Lienert, UW-Platteville