Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 50th Anniversary Celebration
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The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music commemorates the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day celebration, culminating in a performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni. They perform a program of ensemble favorites selected from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Handel's Overture to “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Lauridsen's “O Magnum Mysterium,” Prokofiev's “Ode to the End of the War,” Strauss's Serenade in E-flat, Whitacre's “Sleep” and other wind masterworks.