Building on a remarkable season that included a stunning performance at the Midwest Clinic, Chamber Winds Louisville and the Louisville Concert Band combined with the University of Louisville Wind Symphony for a February 23rd performance highlighting the music of David Maslanka. The composer was in residence for several days in advance of the concert, spending coaching time with numerous ensembles.
The concert began with chamber performances featuring Curtis Essig, Reese Land, Roger Levering and Kristi Schmidt on an exhilarating trumpet quartet by Jason Basoco called Ice Journey, Kaelah McMonigle, Amber Guitierrez and Cory Barnfield presenting the world premiere of Les Poulets by Tyler Taylor, and an electric reading of Devil Dance by Payton MacDonald, performed by the Kaelah and Jeremy McMonigle Duo. These selections were followed by the Louisville Concert Band performing Aubrey Fanfare by Jack Stamp, then David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day, and the University of Louisville Wind Symphony on the world premiere of Maslanka’s Remember Me, with cello soloist Paul York and finally our visiting composer’s tour de force, Symphony No. 4. Three standing ovations during the course of the concert marked the large audience’s overwhelming response.