South of the Border
The Orange County Wind Symphony (OCWS) will present the third concert of its 2013-14 season on Sunday, April 6, 2014, featuring the music “South of the Border”. The concert will open with the Symphonic Dance # 3 by J. Clifton Williams, the third in a series of five “Symphonic Dances” by the composer.
left: The Spectacular City in the Sky
Next, we travel to Peru and present the tone poem “Machu Picchu: City in the Sky” by the brilliant composer Satoshi Yagisawa. This piece portrays the peak of the Incan empire and its tragic encounter with the Spanish Conquistadors. In 1932 his colleague Carlos Chavez took Copland to the “El Salon Mexico” in Mexico City. Copland was inspired by his visit and composed a work that would try and recreate the dancing, singing, and merriment of the evening.
H. Owen Reed composed what is now considered the first full Symphony for the modern Concert Band. “La Fiesta Mexicana” is a three-movement work representing Reed’s thoughts and impressions during his trip to Mexico in 1948-49. Several folk songs appear as well as contrasting elements of the sacred and secular life in Mexico. Our concerts concludes with the paso double Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor.
The Orange County Wind Symphony is a regional semi-professional Wind Ensemble serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCWS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July 2011 was designated, along with the OCS as the Resident Wind Symphony for the City of Anaheim. The Wind Symphony is led by Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro, an accomplished Wind Band & Orchestral conductor, who currently serves on the faculties of the music departments of Fullerton College, Cal Poly Pomona, and Irvine Valley College.
For booking, interviews and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact:
Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314