USF Wind Ensemble: Recollections
The final wind ensemble concert under the baton of Dr. John C. Carmichael to presented at the University of South Florida prior to his retirement is entitled “Recollections.” Music performed on this concert will have special career significance for Dr. Carmichael and will hopefully be likewise meaningful for the audience in attendance. The selections are: Jupiter from the Planets by Gustav Holst, a featured selection on the Lakeland High School wind ensemble’s first performance at the Midwest Clinic in 1982; Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger, the first significant wind band work conducted by Dr. Carmichael; Konzertmusik fur Blasorchester by Paul Hindemith, a pivotal work highlighted in Carmichael’s Ph.D. dissertation; Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner, a work that signifies the beginning of a new life’s adventure; and Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Paul Creston, perhaps a last major collaboration between father and son, SFC Matthew Carmichael of Pershing’s Own Army Band. This is a concert to be shared with friends, supporters and former students from over a 44-year career in music education and conducting. It is hoped that you can be in attendance.