The Triangle Wind Ensemble’s holiday concert is a special one this year.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Triangle Wind Ensemble, and also the 40th anniversary of the animated film, The Snowman.
The 27-minute film shares the story of a young boy who creates a snowman which magically comes to life. Together, the two take a playful journey around the world.
The concert will, which takes place Sunday, December 9th, at 4 p.m., at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, features a screening of this film, with live music performed by the Triangle Wind Ensemble.
Tickets cost $15, with tickets for seniors (65+) and children and students just $5.
The program also includes:
- Let the Bells Ring — Robert Buckley
- Ave Maria — J.S. Bach and Charles Gounoud
- A Festival Prelude — Alfred Reed
- A Chanukah Celebration — David Bobrowitz
- The Parade of the Tin Soldiers — Leon Jessel
- A Christmas Festival Overture — Leroy Anderson
- Sleigh Ride — Leroy Anderson
- The Snowman — Howard Blake
In addition, you’ll get to see a trailer of Triangle Wind Ensemble’s animation project:
In 1940, Disney made the world of orchestral music more accessible to audiences with the release of their wonderful animated film, Fantasia. Images of enchanted broomsticks laboring to Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, hippopotami in tutus pirouetting to Tchaickovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and dinosaurs lumbering to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring have helped engage audiences for generations now.
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble has undertaken a similar project, this time using an original piece of wind band music as the source material. The composition we selected, Sheltering Sky, is a beautiful piece by one of the most popular and talented wind band composers writing today, John Mackey. To create the animation, we have commissioned a NC State University Associate Professor of Art + Design, Marc Russo, to develop a story and animation which will match Mackey’s music as well as Disney’s centaurs do Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.
Our final animation will premiere at our 20th Anniversary Gala Concert on April 13, 2019 at the Cary Arts Center. The Triangle Wind Ensemble will perform Mackey’s music live while the film is projected onto the stage’s screen. We will then make our animation available to the wind band community so that they can engage with their audiences as successfully as Disney engaged with theirs. High school band programs across the country will have access to the film for free.