Rowan Wind Ensemble

Rowan Wind Ensemble

Rowan Wind Ensemble

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The Wind Ensemble is the premier band of the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University. Its members are advanced and versatile musicians who perform the finest large ensemble and chamber music literature, including world premiere performances from today's most innovative and exceptional composers. Collaborative programming showcases our student-musicians interacting with Rowan's outstanding faculty and visiting guest artists from around the world. With each unique performance, audiences join the Wind Ensemble on a journey that uses music to explore a theme, idea, or place. 

 Philadelphia Voices: Women Composers in Concert

Thursday, October 28 at 8pm

As part of our Music of Social Justice Series, the Rowan University Wind Ensemble launches a season of concerts that highlight women composers, this program presents works by women composers, including: Mysterium by Jennifer Higdon, Shadja-maalika by Asha Srinivasan, and the east-coast premiere of Broadloom by Philadelphian Kala Pierson. Two featured composers will be in attendance at the concert to speak with the audience and introduce their music. The Rowan University Wind Ensemble will be joined onstage by the excellent Philadelphia Wind Symphony (Paul Bryan, conductor).


Rowan University Wind Ensemble Concert

Thursday, December 7 at 8pm


El Muro: The Walls That divide Us

Monday March 5 at 8pm

Also a part of the Music Of Social Justice series, Denis DiBlasio, Rowan professor of jazz and composition, has composed a piece inspired by the poetry of Maya Angelou. The Wind Ensemble performs the world premiere of this new work, along with Ricardo Lorenz's El Muro ("The Wall"). Finally, Dr. Rie Susuki performs Jonathan Leshnoff's new concerto for clarinet and winds, which was commisioned in part by the Rowan University Wind Ensemble. 


Music of Social Justice

Saturday April 28 at 8pm Tickets

The Rowan Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble are joining forces for this culminating Music of Social Justice series event featuring music focused on gender inequality and civil rights issues. The program includes Aldolphus Hailstork's American Guernica, a musical meditation on the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL, as well as a performance of Anthony Plog's Magdalene, a cantata about a recovery center in Nashville, TN, for victims of abuse and human traffiking. This unforgettable concert features many special guests, soloists, and narrators. 

All performances located in Pfleeger Concert Hall

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