The UMKC Conservatory Wind Ensemble performed Jenni Brandon’s “The Orion Concerto”. The performance was part of the UMKC Conservatory Music Festival March 8, 9 2023 (page 23) in Kansas City, Missouri. The concert is available for viewing, on YouTube at (6) UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and Sandbox Percussion March 8 – YouTube.
UMKC CONSERVATORY WIND ENSEMBLE
Joseph Parisi, conductor
October 8, 2023
Zoom Scott Boerma
The Orion Concerto Jenni Brandon
Mothership Mason Bates
Celeste Johnson — Associate Professor of Oboe, UMKC Conservatory
Leigh Muñoz — Assistant Professor of Bassoon, UMKC Conservatory
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory, founded in 1906, is an educational community of over 700 students that advances creativity, performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, founded in 2002, is comprised mostly of undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in music performance, music education, composition, and music therapy. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Joseph Parisi.
This year’s Music for All festival, with over 1000 students in attendance, furthers the UMKC Conservatory mission to improve lives and communities through the arts. In the Conservatory, the focus is often on college students and faculty activities, but relationships and collaborations with the secondary schools throughout the region is a core part of the UMKC Conservatory identity and mission.