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Greetings Friends of TPWO,

The next Twin Ports Wind Orchestra concert is “Music of the Americas" on Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Are you a close follower of TPWO? You may remember we had to cancel a concert in March 2023 because of impacts from a large snowstorm. We're bringing back some of those Sounds of South America in this concert and incorporating selections from Star Wars by American composer John Williams and music by visiting composer and conductor Nubia Jaime Donjuan.

Nubia Jaime Donjuan composed Maso Ye’eme, a fusion piece inspired by La Danza del Venado Yaqui (from the Sonoran Desert) and the popular Cuban genre of danzón. Jaime Donjuan navigates between two worlds as a performer (cellist) and composer. Proud of her roots and being raised by her musician father and historian mother, she has adopted the artistic and cultural expressions of her surroundings to create her music, always taking inspiration from different elements of nature. Jaime Donjuan has been the first woman to win the Arturo Márquez Composition Contest for Chamber Orchestra, with first place for the work Maso Ye´eme. At the TPWO concert, she will talk about Masoye’ Eme, her recent composition for band. We are so excited to learn from and perform with her!!

Thank you for your interest and support! Hosting, learning from, and making music with guest soloists and ensembles enriches both the community ensemble members and the audience. Your support in all forms helps the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra. Thank you in advance for sharing our concert information with people you know, attending when you can, and perhaps through an additional donation to help the music keep coming.

It truly is so nice to gather as a community ensemble to learn and make music together. 

 

In music,

Dr. Mark Whitlock, conductor

TPWO Board

TPWO Ensemble

 


 

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Upcoming Concerts

Enjoy wind ensemble music from the community Twin Ports Wind Orchestra (TPWO) and conductor Dr. Mark Whitlock in the spring concert, “Music of the Americas.” This concert features rhythms and stories in music from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States of America. Nubia Jaime Donjuan joins the ensemble as a featured visiting composer and conductor, sharing more about her band piece Masoye’ Eme that was inspired by danzón and La Danza del Venado Yaqui (from the Sonoran Desert).

TPWO concert repertoire includes The Role Playing Game – Alexandre F. Travossos (Brazilian) Villa Lobos Suite – Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian) Suite Arrullo – Victoriano Valencia Rincón (Colombian) Masoye’ Eme – Nubia Jaime Donjuan (Mexican) composer visiting as guest conductor for this concert Selections from “Star Wars” – John Williams (American) Liberty Fanfare – John Williams (American)

Additionally, students from Cloquet High School Band (directed by Mr. Kevin Huseth) are performing as Honors Musicians with TPWO.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets sold at concert venue (cash, check, or credit card): Seniors $13.00 Adults $15.00 Students $8.00 Children Under 12 Free

Tickets go on sale ONE hour before the performance. The house opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please allow ample time to find parking for our performances located at Weber Music Hall. Tickets are general admission and there are no reserved seats. There is usually plenty of seating. Of course the earlier you arrive, the most choice you have.

CONCERT INFORMATION Most concerts are 60-90 minutes. Concerts towards the longer end of the spectrum have a 10 minute intermission.

VENUE INFORMATION For more information on Weber Music hall, where it is located on University of Minnesota Duluth campus, and parking and accessibility information, please visit: https://www.d.umn.edu/maps/WMH/

For a map of UMD campus parking areas, visit https://tps.d.umn.edu and click on "UMD Campus Parking Map 2024-25"




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