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Friday, December 3, 2021 — 8:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Oscar Navarro — Downey Overture
  • Eric Whitacre — October
  • Frank Ticheli — Vesuvius
  • Omar Thomas — Shenandoah
  • Alfred Reed — Russian Christmas Music
  • Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride



Friday, October 25, 2019 — 8:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Steve Bryant — Dusk
  • Gustav Holst — Mars (from The Planets)
  • Roger Zare — Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Itaru Sakai — The Seventh Night of July
  • Jim Colonna — To Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth (2010)
  • John Mackey — Aurora Awakes

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 8:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Kimberly Archer — Give the Ballot to the Mothers
  • Peter Van Zandt Lane — Echo Chambers
  • Paul Hindemith (tr. J.L. Hartenberger) — Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Roberto Sierra (tr. M. Scatterday) — Fandangos

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 7:30 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Yasuhide Ito — Festal Scenes
  • Carlos Simon — Sweet Chariot
  • Percy Grainger (arr. G. Bainum) — Spoon River
  • Michael Barry — Boomba
  • Julie Giroux — The Ash Grove
  • Omar Thomas — Come Sunday
  • Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns — Pas Redoublé (joint performance with Albany High School Wind Ensemble)


Sunday, October 28 — 3:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Rolf Rudin — Der Traum des Oenghus (The Dream of Oenghus), Op. 37
  • Charles Ives (tr. J. Elkus) — The Alcotts
  • Ida Gotkovsky — Poeme du feu
  • Percy Grainger — Colonial Song
  • Rossano Galante — Landscapes

Sunday, March 17, 2019 — 3:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • David Maslanka, Golden Light
  • Franz Biebl (tr. R. Cameron) — Ave Maria
  • Viet Cuong — Moth
  • Kathryn Salfelder — Cathedrals
  • Omar Thomas — Of Our New Day Begun
  • John Mackey — Frozen Cathedral

Sunday, April 28, 2019 — 3:00 PM — Hertz Hall

  • Guy Woolfenden — French Impressions
  • Jodie Blackshaw — Twist
  • George E. Gates — Sol y Sombra
  • Jennifer Jolley — Lichtweg/Lightway
  • Adam Schoenberg (tr. D. Patterson) — Picture Studies

Fall 2015

Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, February 26, noon, Hertz Hall, free
    Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble
    Robert Calonico, director
    Vaughan Williams, Toccata Marziale‚ Perkins Fandango‚ Sea Songs
    Holst, Suite No. 2
    Ives/Elkus, Finale from Symphony No. 2
  • Sunday, April 27, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    University Wind Ensemble, Robert Calonico, director
    Felice Power Plays (premiere)‚ Whitacre Equus
    Mackey Asphalt Cocktail‚ Mendelssohn Overture for Band
    Ticheli Nitro, Reed Third Suite

Spring 2013

  • Wednesday, April 3, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Shostakovich Festival Overture; Percy Grainger, Colonial Song; John Estacio, Frenergy; Shelley Hanson, Volver a la Montaña
  • Sunday, May 5, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Michael Senturia: Toccata, Chorale Variations, and Fugue for Band (premiere)
    Mark Popeney: darkness and beauty of stars (premiere)
    with UC Alumni Chorus, Mark Sumner, director
    Sparke: Four Norfolk Dances
    Williams: Fiesta

Fall 2012

  • Sunday, December 2, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    “Physics and Music”
    2:15pm Guest Lecture and Slide Demonstration
    Adam Gorb: Awayday
    Mason Bates: Mothership
    Eric Whitacre: Seal Lullaby
    Michael Gandolfi: Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme
    Ryan George: Firefly
    John Philip Sousa: The Thunderer

Spring 2012

  • Wednesday, March 7, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
    Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
    Bryant: Stampede
    Nelson: Savannah River Holiday Vaughan Williams: English folk Song Suite
  • Sunday, April 15, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Higdon: Road Stories
    Holsinger: Scootin’ on Hardrock
    Ticheli: Loch Lomond
    Karrick: Bayou Breakdown
    And more!

Fall 2011

  • Sunday, October 23, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Civil War Sesquicentennial
    Commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, featuring special guest historian Samantha H. Gervase. Pre-concert talk at 2:15pm, followed by concert and multi-media presentation.
    Copland: Lincoln Portrait, Samantha Gervase, narrator
    Gould: American Salute
    Balmages: Winged Victory
    Ungar/Custer: Ashokan Farewell
    Barnhouse: The Battle of Shiloh
    Ticheli: Shenandoah—
    Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
    Whear: Antietam
    Edelman: Gettysburg

Spring 2011

  • Sunday, May 1, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Michael Senturia: Impressions for Band (premiere)
    Chen Yi: Dragon Rhyme
    Gustav Holst: Suite No. 2
    Peter Mennin: Canzona

Fall 2010

  • Sunday, November 14, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    John Williams: Music of Star Wars
    Holst: Uranus, Mars, and Jupiter from The Planets
    Julie Giroux: Space Symphony

Spring 2009

  • Sunday, April 26, 3pm
    Program includes: Ross Roy, deHaan; Suite in F, Ritter George; Marche Hongroise from Damnation of Faust, Berlioz; Vigil’s Keep, Giroux

Fall 2008

  • Sunday, November 23, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Performing with CSU East Bay Wind Ensemble, Wesley J. Broadnax, director
    Grainger, Senturia, Holsinger, Woolfenden

Fall 2007

  • Sunday, November 4, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Loretta K Notareschi, Sand in the Machine (premiere)
    Joel Puckett, Blink
    Vittorio Giannini, Symphony No. 3
    Christopher Rouse, Ku-Ka-Ilimoku for percussion ensemble
    Michael Gandolf, Vientos y Tangos

Spring 2007

  • Sampson, Moving Parts
  • Williams, Fiesta
  • Hazo, Exultate
  • Van der Roost, Puszta

Fall 2006

  • Grainger, Lincolnshire Posy
  • Cichy, Pandemonium
  • Ives/Elkus, The Alcotts
  • Senturia, Pure Percussion

Spring 2006

  • McGowan, Irrational Exhuberance (world premiere)
    Music by Ticheli, Cichy, Grainger

Fall 2005

  • Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture
    Music by Grainger and Dello Joio

Spring 2005

  • Music by Ellerby, Holst, Bernstein and Gnomon-Duffy

Fall 2004

  • Music by Persichetti, Cichy, Nelson, Ticheli, Gorb, Sparke & Cirone