Alberta Winds Presents
Acclaimed American composer David Del Tredici’s work In Wartime, a compelling abstract musical depiction of modern conflict.
Jacob De Haan’s Remembrance Day (Totengedenken), a chorale-like work in memory of those that died, originally composed for German National Remembrance Day ceremony, and Calgary composer Brian Garbet’s work that examines themes of family, duty, and the burden of both the World War II home front and battlefield as brought to the nation’s consciousness through the widely seen “wait for me, daddy” photograph.
Finally, the joyful nature of Darius Milhaud’s Wind band classic Suite Française hides a darker story behind its creation. Milhaud, having fled to the United States thought about addressing the young musicians of his adopted country with an appreciation of his homeland.