The Wind Ensemble, directed by Jose Oliver Riojas, joins the Honors Band for the final performance of the festival. Performing music by Bernstein, John Williams, Syler, Shostakovich and Marquez.
Brian Balmages, renowned conductor, arranger, and composer will lead the ensemble in one of his own works.
Illinois Room, UIC Student Center East
750 S Halsted St
Brian Balmages is an active composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His wind, brass, and orchestral music is in high demand throughout the world and has been performed at conferences including the College Band Directors National and Regional Conferences, the Midwest Clinic, the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. His work has been premiered by ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the University of Miami Wind Ensemble, James Madison University's School of Music, Boston Brass, members of the United States Marine Band, and the Dominion Brass Ensemble. Notable guest conducting appearances have included the Midwest Clinic, Western International Band Clinic, College Band Directors Eastern Regional Conference, Mid-Atlantic Wind Conductors Conference, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra Brass Ensemble, and an appearance at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.