The Stony Brook Wind Ensemble’s fall concert will be Wednesday, November 12, at 8 pm on Staller Center‘s Main Stage. “Magic, Myths and Miracles” includes The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart, Oberon Overture by C.M. von Weber, Jericho by Morton Gould, Anitra’s Dance and In the Hall of the Mountain King from the Peer Gynt Suite by E. Grieg, A Whole New World by Alan Menken and The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
The Stony Brook Wind Ensemble is one of Long Island’s finest musical groups. The 90-piece ensemble consists of undergraduate, graduate, alumni musicians, graduate assistants, and professional music teachers and performers, some of whom have been former Broadway and Radio City Music Hall musicians. Members have experience in not only classical music, but big band literature as well as pop and jazz. Concerts feature music for all tastes and age groups.
Conductor Bruce Engel was awarded the Brass Fellowship to attend the Julliard School of Music where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees while studying trumpet and conducting. Engel has performed with the Bolshoi and Metropolitan Operas, the Goldman Band, the Winnipeg and Stuttgart Ballets, and the American Symphony and New York Philharmonic. As an orchestral performer he has performed under some of the world’s greatest conductors such as Leon Barzin, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, James Levine and Thomas Shippers. Internationally he has conducted throughout Austria, China, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.