DePaul Wind Symphony

Two conflicting narratives of American growth, resistance and determination will be beautifully depicted in this program of 20th century works. Opening with a familiar tune in Charles Ives' Variations on America, the symphony will then shift to Joseph Schwantner's 1982 composition, New Morning of the World: Daybreak of Freedom, which illuminates the words of Martin Luther King Jr. with soaring percussion and strings. Further illustrating our vast geographic diversity will be William Grant Still's The American Scene, while Hale Smith's pleading Abide with Me closes out the evening.



Charles Ives/orch. William Schuman/Trans. William E. Rhoads (1874 - 1954)
Variations on America (1903)

Joseph Schwantner/Trans. Nikk Pilato (b. 1943)
New Morning of the World: Daybreak of Freedom (1982)

  • Narration by Professor Phyllis Griffin of The Theatre School

William Grant Still (1895 - 1978)
The American Scene for Band (1957)
I. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
II. New Orleans Street
III. Berkshire Night
IV. Tribal Dance

Hale Smith (1925 - 2009)
Abide with Me (1993)

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Saturday, February 3 at 8:00pm

Concert Hall
800 W Belden Ave

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School of Music, (All) School of Music, Winds, Brass and Percussion


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