UBC School of Music

A Canadian in Paris | UBC Bands

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Fri Dec 01 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
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UBC Bands

Concert Winds
Jaelem Bhate conductor

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Robert Taylor conductor
Featuring Valerie Whitney horn

Closing the first half of the season, the UBC Bands combine for a concert exploring the undeniably immense influence of Nadia Boulanger on the modern wind band. With rich and complex connections between the composers all linking back to Boulanger (think Six Degrees of Separation or The Kevin Bacon Law), the program also includes several premieres.

Assistant Professor of Horn, Valerie Whitney, performs a new wind chamber version of UBC Emeritus Professor of Composition Stephen Chatman’s Concertino for Horn, alongside works showing Chatman’s influence as a mentor and teacher by former students D.I.D. Choi (BMus ’20) and Jocelyn Morlock (MMus Composition ’96, DMA ’02). Furthering the UBC connection, Jaelem Bhate (MM Conducting ’19) leads the premiere of his very own Therefore, I am, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble gives the Canadian premiere of works by Prixe de Rome winner Lili Boulanger, transcribed for chamber winds by Lauren Visel (MM Conducting ’19).


Adam Schoenberg

Viet Cuong
Lasting Light

Jaelem Bhate
Therefore, I Am (World Premiere)

Jocelyn Morlock
Ned the Neck

D.I.D. Choi
Carpe Diem


UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Lili Boulanger (trans. Visel) D’un matin de Printemps (Canadian Premiere)

Lili Boulanger (trans. Visel) D’un soir triste (Canadian Premiere)

Stephen Chatman Concertino for Horn and Wind Ensemble – Valerie Whitney, horn (World Premiere)

Darius Milhaud Suite Francaise

Ron Nelson Homage to Pérotin

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Fri Dec 1 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Tickets from $5!