Davee Media Library


This program is a journey through five distinct reflections on the American experience.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs Richard Wagner's “Festmarsch” from Tannhäuser for the 2020 Northwestern Commencement. Mallory Thompson conducts. 

Caleb Carpenter (MM19), a winner in the Bienen School’s 2018-2019 Concerto/Aria Competition, performs Ingolf Dahl’s Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mallory Thompson. 

Director of bands Mallory Thompson leads an alumni ensemble – representing virtually every major orchestra and US military ensemble – in a performance honoring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 50th anniversary.

Mysterium is the composer’s own wind transcription of her sacred choral work, O Magnum Mysterium.

Mallory Thompson conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a performance of Adam Schoenberg’s Symphony No. 2: Migration.

Shawn Vondran leads the Symphonic Band in a performance of H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana