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West County Winds

West County Winds Metamorphosis

For its first concert of the New Year, the West County Winds, Geoffrey Gallegos, Music Director and Conductor present Metamorphosis. A program of works originally composed (in most cases) for orchestra, but also brilliantly transcribed for Symphonic Wind Ensemble including music by Shostakovich, Riegger and Hindemith. All of the composers, save one, are usually associated with music for the symphony orchestra.

The exception is Arthur Frackenpohl, whose rarely heard Concerto for Bassoon and Band will feature Friedrich Edelmann as soloist. Mr. Edelmann was Principal Bassoon of the Munich Philharmonic for 27 years and played with some of the 20th century’s most illustrious conductors: Celebdidache, Bernstein, Kleiber, Solti, Mehta, Masur and Ozawa to name a few.


Dmitri Shostakovich

Galop from Moscow, Cheremushky

Ralph Vaughan-Williams

Toccata Marziale

Arthur Frackenpohl

Concerto for Bassoon and Band

Wallingford Riegger

Dance Rhythms for Band Op. 58a

Paul Hindemith

March from 'Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber'


Geoffrey Gallegos

Music Director & Conductor

Friedrich Edelmann

Bassoon soloist

Sue Crum

Assistant Conductor

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