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MIT Wind Ensemble

Awakening
A Tribute to the Arab Spring
by Jamshied Sharifi

Frederick Harris, Music Director
Spring 2012
Commissioned by the MIT Wind Ensemble

Watch the complete video of the performance.

Listen to “Awakening Part III.”

MIT WIND ENSEMBLE

Rondo 
by Malcolm Arnold
arranged by J. Paynter

Frederick Harris, Music Director
May 1, 2015

MIT Wind Ensemble

Awakening
A Tribute to the Arab Spring
Movement III | Ahead: The Real Transformation Has Barely Begun
Jamshied Sharifi

Frederick Harris, Music Director
Spring 2012
Commissioned by the MIT Wind Ensemble

Video: New England Emmy-winning film about the Awakening concert

Watch: “Awakening” Parts I-III
 

MIT Wind Ensemble

First Suite in Eb
Mvt. III-March
Gustav Holst

Frederick Harris, Music Director
Fall 2011

MIT Wind Ensemble

Toccata Marziale
Ralph Vaughan Williams
 

Frederick Harris, Music Director
Fall 2011

Fred Harris

MIT Wind Ensemble

Chester Overture
William Schumann

Frederick Harris, Music Director
2011

the planet Mars

MIT Symphony Orchestra

Mars from The Planets
Gustav Holst

Adam K. Boyles, conductor
Recorded live at Kresge Auditorium, 2011

MIT Symphony Orchestra

MIT Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, "Organ"
Movement No. 2
Camille Saint-Saëns

Kresge Auditorium | 7 May 2010
Adam K. Boyles, Music Director

Symphony No. 3 first premiered in 1886 and was directed by Saint-Saëns himself. The addition of the organ to the traditional instrumentation makes this symphony distinct. The compositional technique of thematic development can be heard throughout the piece.

MIT Wind Ensemble

MIT Wind Ensemble

Second Suite in F (Op.28, No.2)

Movement No. 4 "Fantasia on the Dargason"
Gustav Holst

The Second Suite in F, composed in 1911, is one of the cornerstones of the wind ensemble literature. Movement Four, "Fantasia on the Dargason," is based on a 17th century English dance tune. The folk melody Greensleeves is elegantly partnered with the Dargason by the composer. Holst later rearranged this movement for string orchestra, as the final movement of his St. Paul's Suite.