Upcoming Concerts: The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble
Upcoming Concerts For 2015-2016

Friday, Oct 30  2015 – 8:00PM
Pixel Music

In collaboration with the Department of Interactive Multimedia and the TCNJ Art Gallery exhibition, “A Palette of Pixels”, the Department of Music is proud to present this concert of outstanding music from video games performed by The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble and conductor, Dr. David Vickerman. Come enjoy music from Halo, Civilization IV, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII, Journey, Chrono Trigger, God of War, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and others! Featuring special guest conductor and composer of the God of War series for Sony Playstation, Gerard K. Marino. During the day, Mr. Marino will also be speaking at the Brown Bag Lecture series about composing for video games and media.  This concert also features special guest ensemble, The College of New Jersey Chorale and their conductor, Dr. John Leonard.  (Since the concert is the day before Halloween, we would like to encourage audience members to dress as their favorite video game character!)

PROGRAM to be selected from:
Video Games Live – Part 1
arr. by Ford
(Halo, Civilization IV, Kingdom Hearts)
Video Games Live – Part 2
arr. by Ford
(Final Fantasy VII, Myst III, Bounty Hunter)
I Was Born for This (from Journey)
Austin Wintory, arr. by Roland Barrett
Banner Saga Suite
Austin Wintory
Chrono Trigger Theme
Yasunori Mitsuda arr. by David Vickerman
Medley from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
Koji Kondo arr. Mohd Rasul
Super Mario Bros.
Koji Kondo arr. by Hashide
Baba Yetu (from Civilization IV)
Christopher Tin
(featuring the TCNJ Chorale)
God of War: Revenge and Redemption
Gerard Marino arr. by David Vickerman
(Gerard Marino, guest conductor)
Yorkshire Ballad
James Barnes
(Jason Verblaauw, student conductor)

Friday, Mar 4  2016 – 8:00PM
Spiritus Mundi

The Department of Music is proud to present an evening of unique and contemporary wind band music that explores humanity’s deep connection to the world around us, our connection to our musical past, our connection to the unknown and our ever-deepening connection to technology.  Featuring TWO premieres:Velocity Meadows by Christopher Stark, a soprano saxophone concerto with TCNJ Saxophone Professor, Kathleen Mitchell and Observer in the Magellanic Cloud by Mason Bates, in a new wind ensemble arrangement by Director of Bands, David Vickerman. The concert closes with Steven Bryant’s epic and award-winning composition for wind ensemble and live electronics, Ecstatic Waters. Special guests, The Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band, will also perform on the concert.

Kathryn Salfelder
Observer in the Magellanic Cloud
Mason Bates arr. by David Vickerman
Velocity Meadows
Christopher Stark
(Kathleen Mitchell, soprano saxophone)
(WORLD PREMIERE Soprano Sax version)
Ecstatic Waters
Steven Bryant

Saturday, Apr 30  2016 – 8:00PM

This concert by The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble features some of the most beloved cornerstones in the wind band repertoire.  We encourage all alumni that have been involved in music at The College of New Jersey to come and enjoy this concert as well! Featuring guest conductor, Dr. Marian Stewart, Assistant Director of Bands.

El Capitan
John Philip Sousa
Sea Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams
(Marian Stewart, guest conductor)
If Thou Be Near
J.S. Bach arr. by Alfred Reed
(Sean Ferguson, student conductor)
First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Gustav Holst
Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon
Percy Grainger
(Cristina Villagomez, student conductor)
Lincolnshire Posy
Percy Grainger