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Dallas Wind Symphony
1997-98 Concert Season

All concerts at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

October 1997: Rhapsody in Blue | November: Veteran's Day Salute | December: Christmas at the Meyerson | January 1998: The Ride of Your Life | February: Fanfare for the Common Man | March: Kings of Western Swing | April: Symphonic Blockbusters | July: Sousa Spectacular

Rhapsody in Blue
October 14, 1997

By George! It's Gershwin's keyboard magic with Van Cliburn Competition finalist Armen Babakhanian.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Frank Ticheli: Blue Shades
Alfred Reed:
Armenian Dances

Veteran's Day Salute
November 11, 1997

Hup! Two, Three, Four! Frederick Fennell's one-of-a-kind tribute to the men and women of our armed forces.

Morton Gould: American Salute
Morton Gould: "Epitaphs" from West Point Symphony
F. W. Meacham: American Patrol
Kenneth J. Alford: The Vanished Army
Charles Ives: Variations on "America"
Richard Rogers: Victory at Sea
Richard Rogers: Guadalcanal March
Edward MacDowell: "Dirge" from Indian Suite
William Schuman: Chester
Samuel Barber: Commando March
Samuel A. Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon: America, the Beautiful

Christmas at the Meyerson
December 22, 1997
December 23, 1997

Season's greetings to you and yours! All your holiday favorites... the DWS with the Dickens Singers and the Lay Family Concert Organ.

Trad./arr. Takashi Hoshide: Christmas Carol Fantasy
Alfred Reed: Russian Christmas Music
Trad.: O Channukuh
(Craig Gregory, bass)
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Adolphe Adam/arr. Laurendau: Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
(Steve Fitts, trumpet)
arr. Calvin Custer: Coventry Carol/Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
John Philip Sousa: The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (encore)
arr. Alex Cauthen: A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
arr. John Wasson: We Three Kings
arr. Randol Alan Bass: Twas the Night Before Christmas
(Craig Gregory, narrator)
Andrew Carter: Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel"
(Mary Preston, organ)
arr. David Lovrien: Christmas Carol Sing-along
Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
(Mary Preston, organ)
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever (encore)

shuttleThe Ride of Your Life
January 27, 1998

Wheee! Shut up. Site down. Strap in and hang on. Listen here folks, we're doing life in the fast lane!

Michael Daugherty: Motown Metal
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart: Gran Partita
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
David Maslanka: Symphony #2
E. E. Bagley: National Emblem (encore)

libertyFanfare for the Common Man
February 24, 1998

If the simple things are the best, then here come some of the very best. Simply extraordinary music about ordinary people.

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Percy Grainger: Mock Morris
Percy Grainger: Colonial Song
Percy Grainger: "The Gum-Suckers" March
Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger: Shepherd's Hey
Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
(Andrew Crisanti, clarinet)
Leonard Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
(Andrew Crisanti, clarinet)
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Sketches from "West Side Story"
Karl L. King: Cyrus the Great (encore)
John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (encore)

DoughboysKings of Western Swing
March 24, 1998

Yee-hah buckaroos! Grab your hats and boots 'cause we're headed into the sunset with the legendary Light Crust Doughboys.

John Williams: Overture to "The Cowboys"
Aaron Copland: Buckaroo Holiday from "Billy the Kid"
Morton Gould: Santa Fe Saga
David Lovrien: Texas Star
Bruce Boughten: Themes from "Silverado"
Alfred Newman, Ken Darby: How the West Was Won

prismSymphonic Blockbusters
April 21, 1998

Powerhouse percussion! Wondrous woodwinds! Bold brass! "America's Premier Windband" gives you a showstopping, grand finale blowout.

Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Dan Welcher: Symphony No. 3 (World Premiere)
Gustav Holst: Second Suite in F for Military Band
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 "The Organ"

flagsSousa! A Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 4, 1998

In addition to the seven season concerts, subscribers can be first in line for the Sousa concert and save up to 10%. It's an all new red, white and blue extravaganza. The hottest ticket in town on the 4th. Always a sellout! Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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