Mt. Hood Wind Ensemble & Mt. Hood Chamber Orchestra

Grant E. Linsell, director

Summer Dances (2000)

Brian Balmages (b. 1975)

Summer Dances was written for the Columbia Concert Band, Columbia, Maryland, for an outdoor summer concert. The piece was written to capture the beauty and spirit of the many festivals and events associated with the season. In writing the piece, elements were included to make it very appropriate to perform in or out of the concert hall. The piece thrives on rhythmic pulse throughout. The fast rhythmic figures of the opening are contrasted with the more stately motives presented later in the piece in the slower, more lyrical section. (Note by the composer)

Kaiserwalzer - “Emperor Waltz” - Op. 437 ( 1889)

Johan Strauss Jr. (1825-1899)

Faeroe Island Dance (1967)

Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961)

Pizzicato Polka(1869)

Johan Strauss Jr. (1825-1899) & Joseph Strauss (1827-1870)

Chorale and Shaker Dance (1972)

John Zdechlik (b. 1937)


The Mt. Hood Wind Ensemble is: Jorge Barragan Jr, trombone•  Ivan Blaanyuk, horn•  Michelle Chase,  flute & piccolo Morgan Clark, trombone•  Janelle Hammerstrom, bassoon•  Jim Hinman, clarinet  •  Marcus Jones, trumpet•  Spencer Jones, percussion•  Zach Kaiser, bass clarinet  •  Josie Kimbro, flute•  Julian Kousol, percussion•  Cayman Linson, trumpet  •  Miley McLaughlin, percussion•  Madeline Partridge, horn•  Caleb Pifer, horn  •  Joshua Pifer, clarinet•  Kyle Ramirez, saxophone•  Miranda Schwabauer, percussion  •  Bahr Trayhorn, tuba•  Amy Veenker, flute

The Mt. Hood Chamber Orchestra is: Peter Camacho, violin•  Janelle Hammerstrom, bassoon• Johanna Hernandez, violin  •  Jim Hinman, clarinet•  Marcus Jones, trumpet•  Spencer Jones, percussion  •  Josie Kimbro, flute•  Teresa Nguyen, violin•  Allegretto Rhoads, cello  •  Amber Stefanson, cello•  Madeline Partridge, horn•  Joshua Pifer, clarinet  •  Ishmael Sanchez, violin•  Miranda Schwabauer, percussion  •  Amy Veenker, flute•  Josephine West, violin

Concert Poster

Concert Poster