The Unione Musicale Ciociara (U.M.C.) announces the XXII International Band Competition “La Bacchetta d’Oro” that will take place on May 2nd-3rd 2020. The competition will take place in Teatro Nestor di Frosinone (Viale Giuseppe Mazzini n°11- CAP 03100). The Contest and/or the Categories will be activated only under the minimum mandatory rules set by U.M.C. (Confirmation E-Mail will be sent to the enrolled bands by March 9th 2020) *Deadline for applications is March 9th 2020. *Early bird enrollment by January 31st will have an application rate reduction (art. 4 – Application Fee). Announcement XXII International Band Competition La Bacchetta d'oro 2020
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#1 - July 29, 2019 Those attending the Buñol Conference had the opportunity to hear many remarkable works during the week. For those who were unable to make it to Spain, we present here and for the course of the next two months, a selection of works for your review and consideration. We begin with "Transcending" by Christopher Marshall. "Transcending" by Christopher Marshall
Music for Winds SKROWACZEWSKI STANISLAW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVPik3NAl6A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n10u2naC_Pg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi2NLg8R6gE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNKe7F7vX-8 The magnificent “Music for Winds” by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski is our Composition of the Week. A rare gem, this four-movement work is certainly one of the greatest contributions to the Wind Ensemble literature of the last decade. Written in 2001, and published in 2009, it has a duration of about of 21 minutes. The music is available on rental by Schott. Skrowaczewski himself tell us about his work: “Music for Winds was commissioned by a consortium of nine orchestras in four countries (the United States, Germany, Austria, and Japan). The initiator of this project [...]
We would like to share with you a selection of Conducting Workshops for the school year 2019 - 2020 that might be of your interest: EUROPE: IV Encuentros de Dirección Orquestal Bilbao Musika (Spain), January 2020 https://www.bilbaomusika.eus/castellano/cbdcursodir.asp Clinicians : José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Thomas Doss Joventuts Musicals de la Vall d’Albaida (Spain) 2019 - 2020 https://www.emusvall.es Clinicians: José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, José Miguel Fayos Jordán, Tomás Gilabert Giner, Ramón García i Soler, Ángel Hernández Azorin, Rafael Agulló Albors, Manuel Mondéjar Criado Royal Northern College of Music (England) External Masterclass and Short Courses 2019 - 2020 https://www.rncm.ac.uk/short-conducting-courses/ Clinicias: Mark [...]
The International Music Festival, on its ninth edition, is a very big and appreciated international musical event and meeting; during last years the participating groups came from all over the world: Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Russia, Israel, Canada and United States. The most important events will be performed downtown, in the area between Palazzo Ducale and Porto Antico (Genoa Aquarium location), there will be performances in Genoa's historical centre, the biggest in Europe as well as in resorts along Ligurian East and West Riviera. This event for all the groups will [...]
Initiated by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) in 2011, the International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music has nurtured many conducting talents over the years. This year, the HKCO will join The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in organizing the global event to further the objectives of promoting Chinese orchestral music, enhancing artistic exchange and bridging the geographical divide. We aim to offer opportunities for budding conductors through the competition, and to nourish constant development of traditional Chinese music culture through supporting large-scale, modern Chinese music performances. More than 150 entries have been submitted from all over the world including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, [...]
Roger Boutry (February 27, 1932 – September 7, 2019) Pianist, composer, conductor and honorary president of the Garde Républicaine’s Wind Orchestra, Roger Boutry passed away last Saturday at 87 years of age. Besides his outstanding musicianship, he was a great mentor and an engaged pedagogue. Roger Boutry studied at the Paris Conservatory, beginning on 1944, where he would obtain several degrees: Theory (Class of Lucette Descaves), Piano (Class of Jean Doyen), Harmony (Class of Henri Challan), Chamber Music (Class of P. Pasquien), Accompaniment (Class of Nadia Boulanger), Counterpoint (Class of Noël Gallon), Orchestral Conducting (Class of Louis Fourestier) and Composition (Class [...]
The International Music Festival, on its 9th edition, is a very big and appreciated international musical event and meeting. During last years the participating groups came from all over the world: Spain, Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Russia and United States.The most important events will be performed in the heart of Genoa town centre but there will be also concerts in resorts along Ligurian East and West Riviera. Click on the pdf link for more information. spot IX ENG
WASBE is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd Composition Contest Final which we held during the International WASBE Conference in Buñol, Spain. Category 1 (Grade 2-3): 1st: "The Brave Tin Soldier" by David Postiguillo Moscardó (Spain) 2nd: "Sunbeam Dances" by Michael Miller (USA) 3rd: "DNA" by Giuseppe Calvino (Italy) Category 2 (Grade 4-5): 1st: "Lux Futura" by Kevin Houben (Belgium) 2nd: "L’Orizzonte degli Eventi" by Girolamo Deraco (Italy) 3rd: "Aquila non capit muscas" by Maxime Aulio (France) Category 3 (Orchestral Winds): 1st: "I Long for the Furthest Star" by Fredrik Ekenvi (Sweden) 2nd: "Waterplace Park" by Gregory Fritze (USA) [...]
Thank you very much for participating at the WASBE Election 2019. We are excited to announce Colleen Richardson from Canada as the upcoming president elect from July 2019 - July 2021. She will follow James Ripley (USA) as president who will serve for the 2019-2021 term. We also welcome on the WASBE Board of Directors: Björn Bus (The Netherlands) Andrea Loss (Italy) Emily Moss (USA) and Jukka Viitasaari (Finland) Congratulations to all candidates and thank you for your passion and dedication to WASBE!