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October 9, 2012 > Ohlone Wind Orchestra kicks off 21st season

Ohlone Wind Orchestra kicks off 21st season

Submitted By Sandra Moore

Ohlone Wind Orchestra, California's Premier Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Tony Clements, presents a program of classic and innovative music for band. Headlining the program is Gustav Holst's orchestral suite, "The Planets," transcribed in its entirety for band by Merlin Patterson. In addition the band will perform Joseph Willcox Jenkins' classic "American Overture," Ian Polster's "Serenade for Band," and Jukka Viitasaari's prize-winning "Strange Dreams."

The Ohlone Wind Orchestra's instrumentation follows closely that of the wind ensemble as conceived by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music in the early 1950s. An intimate grouping of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments allows the expression of each musician and section alone and together. Combining the tradition of the brass band with the musical heritage of the 20th century wind ensemble, the OWO repertoire includes wind band standards and occasional transcriptions as well as a number of contemporary compositions written specifically for wind ensemble.

The Ohlone Wind Orchestra, one of the nation's leading wind bands, is dedicated to presenting exciting professional-quality performances of contemporary wind music ranging from Bernstein and Copland to Holst and Hindemith. Learn more at or

Advance pricing is $12 general and $10 for seniors/staff/students. Tickets at the door will be $15 general and $10 for seniors/staff/students. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (510) 659-6031, or at the Smith Center Box Office Tuesday-Thursday, noon - 7 p.m. or Friday-Saturday, noon - 5 p.m., or one hour before the performance.

Ohlone Wind Orchestra Fall Concert
Sunday, Oct 14
5 p.m.
Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 659-6031
Tickets: $10 - $15

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