Orchestra Leadership Workshop Concert with Carlos Nunez
CWU Symphony Orchestra and the students of the 2015 Orchestra Leadership Workshop will collaborate with guest artist, Carlos Núñez, acclaimed Galician musician and multi-instrumentalist. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Núñez does. Carlos Núñez has become Galicia’s foremost traditional music ambassador. He takes that important responsibility very seriously but without a shred of self-importance. Also on the program will be works by Rachmaninov and Wagner as performed by the CWU Symphony Orchestra and students of the Orchestra.
CWU Chamber Choir "Adios" Concert - “Adios” Concert
The CWU Chamber Choir is traveling to Spain to take part in the Tolosa international choral competition and also sing in multiple cathedrals. Competing against choirs from around the world, the choir will be singing the repertoire presented at this concert – which includes music of historical composers such as Rheinberger, Victoria, and Lotti – as well as music of Muehleisen, Gjeilo, Swingle, Hogan and Singh.
The CWU Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2015-16 school year with their annual performance of spooky thrillers. A perennial Ellensburg favorite, the orchestra will present works by Berlioz, Mussorgsky, Grieg, and Saint-Saens.
Casa Patas, Flamenco of Madrid
Casa Patas brings a flamenco-style dance that expresses great emotion telling a story. Combining skillful musicianship and dance their performance is entertaining and thought provoking. Flamenco is said to be descended from the ancient dances of the Indian Hindus and arrived in Spain between 500-250 BC.
Symphony Orchestra Concert
The CWU Symphony Orchestra will present Rachmaninoff’s triumphant Symphonic Dances; John Adams’ playful foxtrot for orchestra, The Chairman Dances; and, a premiere of a new work from Professor of Composition Martin Kennedy.
Band camps are a fairly new tradition at Central Washington University. Initiated by music departmenPremier Electric Violinist, Christian Howes Inspires And Motivates Music Education At Central Washington University
On October 15, 2015, one of the world’s most acclaimed jazz violinists, Christian Howes, will be tMusica Antiqua Series Begins At CWU
The CWU Department of Music presents the first of this year’s Musica Antiqua concerts in the McInt