While talking with some associates this week, I again had reason to consider the question that drives musicians to perform. There are so many behavioral dynamics at work it would fill a dissertation to tease them all out. The question I again posed was, "Would you prefer to hear great music or perform it?" When Wind & Rhythm was formed in 2008 I thought I knew the answer. Everyone who has performed great wind band music really loves to hear some when they get the chance, right?
Pavanne: Morton Gould Seaquam "A Journey To The Sky": Fred Stride Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, David Branter Moth: Viet Cuong joyRIDE: Michael Markowski La Fiesta Mexicana: H. Owen Reed Brooklyn Wind Symphony, Jeff Ball Miniatur Ouverture: Ernst Toch San Francisco Wind Ensemble, Martin Seggelke