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Wind Philharmonic

The Wind Philharmonic is dedicated to the highest standards of performance of music from the wind band repertoire. The ensemble has performed six times as an honor ensemble at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association convention and has been featured at the College Band Directors National Association regional convention. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Mailman for the past 28 seasons, the Wind Philharmonic presents eight performances annually. The group has worked with composers including Michael Daugherty, Karel Husa, Frank Ticheli, Edward Knight, Martin Mailman, Ron Nelson, Roger Cichy, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, and Joseph Schwantner.

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is Oklahoma City University’s elite wind band comprised of student musicians from across campus who have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and commitment to excellence. The Wind Ensemble made its debut in 2019 and has offered performances of works by composers such as Aaron Copland, Michael Daugherty, Joseph Schwantner, Ron Nelson, and Paul Dooley. The Wind Ensemble performs four concerts during each academic year featuring a number of challenging new works for wind band in addition to many works that are considered to be at the core of wind literature. Wind Ensemble is made up primarily of elite performers from the Bass School but is open to students university-wide by audition.

2023–2024 Concert Season

Dr. Matthew Mailman, conductor

Free admission

Wind Ensemble/Wind Philharmonic Concert

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, OCCC PAC

Join us Halloween night for a free concert by the OCU Wind Ensemble and OCU Wind Philharmonic, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Mailman. Performances will be held at the OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7777 S. May Ave. On the program:

Wind Philharmonic
Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” (1964)
Clifton Williams (1923-1976)
Joshua Tobias, graduate conductor

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Joint Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, Petree Hall

Wind Ensemble

Fanfare “Stadt Wien” from Festmusik der Stadt Wien (1943) Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

*Arranged by Seiji Soma, Performed in celebration of the 160th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth

Concerto for Tuba (1976)Edward Gregson (b. 1945)

I. Allegro deciso

Andy Chan, tuba

Circus Overture (1944) William Schuman (1910-1992) Arranged by Don Owen

Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire TBA

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Wind Philharmonic Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, Petree Hall

The Washington Post March (1898) John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), Edited by Frederick Fennell *Performed in celebration of the 170th anniversary of John Philip Sousa’s birth

Chester (Overture for Band) (1957) William Schuman (1910-1992) Sydney Anderson, graduate conductor

Mars, the Bringer of War (1918) Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Logan Edwards, graduate conductor *Performed in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gustav Holst’s birth

Lux Perpetua (2020) Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

Old Home Days (1894) Charles Ives (1874-1954) Arranged by Jonathan Elkus *Performed in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Charles Ives’ birth

Danzón No. 2 (1994) Arturo Márquez (b. 1950) Transcribed by Oliver Nickel

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Wind Ensemble/Wind Philharmonic Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2024, Petree Hall

Wind Philharmonic

Konzertstück No. 2 in D Minor for Two Clarinets, Op. 114 (1848) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

I. Presto Arranged by Harry Gee

II. Andante

III. Allegretto grazioso

Lisa Kachouee, Michelle Kiec, clarinets

Ash (2018) Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981)

Logan Edwards, graduate conductor

Raging Machines (2008) Brian Balmages (b. 1975)

Sydney Anderson, graduate conductor

Wind Ensemble

Parhelion (2022) Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)

Performed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Roshanne Etezady’s birth

Masks and Machines (2015) Paul Dooley (b. 1983)




Performed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Paul Dooley’s birth

Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 52 (1930) Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Performed in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gustav Holst’s birth


Hasseneh: Wedding Dance (1955) Jacques Press (1813-1883)

Transcribed by Herbert N. Johnston/ Edited by Frederick Fennell

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (1848) Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Arranged by Lucien Cailliet

Performed in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s birth

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