‘2014 GWO in Eastern Europe’ Category

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Glimpses of Prague

With wonderful memories of Prague 2014 now a part of GWO’s history, we’ve moved on to Poland and the wonderful people who, like our friends in Prague, have welcomed us for 20 years. However, we can’t move on before sharing with you some of the images of a magical city on the Moldau River. A […]

The Day has Finally Come!

After nearly three weeks of daily individual practice, sectionals, and full rehearsals, daily morning class sessions, and the long trip over the Atlantic, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra is now waking up to our first full day in Europe and our first concert tonight. The trip up to the airport on Wednesday morning was slow because […]

A Word, Notes and Wishes

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra has its own word. It was created by the current conductor, Dr. Douglas Nimmo, to describe the experience of an international concert tour. The word is ILCHE and it’s heard quite a lot these days around the Schaefer Fine Arts Center and the rehearsal studio 106. It’s a great word and […]

Wind Tour Cues Fienen Return to Classroom

Since 1994, David Fienen has been a fixture on the Gustavus Band/Wind Orchesrtra’s international concert tours, both as a guest performer and as one of the teachers in the January Term course. Although it’s been a few years since he was in the classroom, David finds the fit is still good. As the Gustavus Wind […]

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Preps for European Concert Tour

The longest journey begins with the first step. For the past week, the 68-member Gustavus Wind Orchestra and conductor Douglas Nimmo have been taking those first steps as they are engaged in daily classes, intensive rehearsals, sectionals and private practice. They are taking those first steps on an adventure that will take them on a […]