University of Ottawa Wind Ensemble with Daniel Gress, conductor
Friday, 1 December 2017 - 8:00 pm
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Hugette Labelle (112)
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The School of Music of the University of Ottawa is pleased to present the next concert ofthe University of Ottawa Wind Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Gress.

On the program

Miklos Rozsa: El Cid – Fanfare and Entry of the Nobles  

Louis Applebaum: High Spirits

Warren Benson: Solitary Dancer

Morley Calvert: Suite on Canadian Folk Songs

Charles Ives: Country Band March

Roger Nixon: Elegy and Fanfare March                                                                

Michael Torke: Grand Central Station                                                                           

Claude T. Smith: Festival Variations

A graduate of the University of Evansville, Daniel Gress was Principal Horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) for 25 years and made several tours with the NACO throughout North America, Europe and the Far East.  He was a soloist with the NACO on several occasions and was a frequent participant in its Music for a Sunday Afternoon Series performing with some of the world’s best known chamber music specialists.  Prior to his coming to Ottawa, Mr. Gress was a student of Philip Farkas at Indiana University and was Principal Horn with the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs.  He is presently Coordinator of the Brass and Wind Sectors and conductor of the Brass Choir for the School of Music at the University of Ottawa, where he has been teaching since 1977.