Annual Chancellor's Concert

The annual Chancellor’s Concert features our wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, and choirs, as well as a special appearance by the Friends of Music Concerto competition winner Jolie Ho. Music by John Williams, Bruch, Grofe, Copland, and more.


RSVP for the Friends of Music reception hosted by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton by February 22, 2018 using this LINK or by calling Kim Daniels at 314-935-5566.  Reception to directly precede the concert at 6:30 pm in the Pillsbury Theatre.




Washington University Wind Ensemble

Tempered Steel (1997) by Charles Rochester Young (b. 1965)

Down a Country Lane (1962) by Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990), arranged by Merlin Patterson

Blue Shades (1997) by Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

George Washington Bicentennial March (1932) by John Philip Sousa (1879 - 1932)




Washington University Symphony Orchestra

The Mission Theme from NBC News (1985) John Williams (b.1932)

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26 (1866/1867) by Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)

     Vorspiel: Allegro moderato

           featuring Jolie Ho, violin - A winner of the Friends of Music Concerto Competition

Mississippi Suite (1925) by Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972)

     Father of the Waters

     Huckleberry Finn

     Old Creole Days

     Mardi Gras


Washington University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

A Festival Song (2001) by Craig Phillips (b. 1961)