UVic Wind Symphony: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Friday, March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Steven Capaldo, conductor
Jens Lindemann & Merrie Klazek, trumpets
Wendell Clanton, alto saxophone
The second of a two-part concert series and the final performance of the UVic Wind Symphony for their 2018/19 season, this eclectic program features works that have borrowed from other composers or are inspired by jazz and Latin music. With special guest soloists Merrie Klazek (trumpet) and trumpet great Jens Lindemann, the concert finale includes a concerto for wind symphony and jazz quartet featuring Wendell Clanton on alto saxophone.
With works by Shostakovich, Hindemith, Gershwin, Mackey and world premieres by UVic composition student Deborah Baynes and Esquimalt High School student Julian Glover — both commissioned by the UVic Wind Symphony — this concert presents some of the most innovative and exciting wind ensemble pieces written for the genre. Don’t miss it!
Trumpeter Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and is the first classical brass player ever to receive the Order of Canada. As an internationally recognized virtuoso and multiple Juno and Grammy nominee, Jens has performed in every major concert hall in the world and has an extensive discography in a multitude of styles ranging from solo and chamber to jazz and contemporary. Jens is the recipient of numerous international awards including the Prague Spring Festival, the Ellsworth Smith, ARD in Munich, was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald), and is the only trumpeter to win the ‘Grand Prize’ in the 60-year history of the Canadian Music Competition.