The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim


A Celebration of Women Composers

For Immediate Release—November 4 2014

Orange County Wind Symphony Presents

“A Celebration of Women Composers”


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Servite Auditorium

1942 West La Palma Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92801

6:30 PM concert

6:00 PM pre-concert lecture

$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students

Free parking on site


Joan Tower: Celebration Fanfare from “Stepping Stones”

Carolyn Bremer: Early Light

Julie Giroux: Hands of Mercy

Julie Giroux: The Speed of Heat

Shelley Hanson: Dances With Winds

Kathryn Salfelder: Cathedrals

Elena Roussanova Lucas: Serenade for Winds


The Orange County Wind Symphony (OCWS) will present the third concert of its 2014-15 season on Sunday, November 23, 2014, featuring music celebrating women composers who have made significant contributions to Concert Band literature. We will begin with Joan Tower’s “Celebration Fanfare “. Local composer Carolyn Bremer will be represented with a performance of here composition for Band “Early Light”. Julie Giroux will be featured with two vastly different compositions, “Hands of Mercy” and “The Speed of Heat”. The former written in memory of her niece, the latter about a day in the life of a fighter jet pilot. Shelley Hanson’s delightful Dances with Winds features music from three distinct regions in Europe. Kathryn Salfelder  composed “Cathedrals” as a modern homage to the Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli. The beautiful “Serenade for Winds” by Elana Roussanova Lucas rounds out our program.


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