The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, the premier honor wind ensemble for high school youth in the Atlanta metropolitan area, concludes its 28th season with ¡Danzas! — a special one-night-only performance at the New World Center. ¡Danzas! is a concert experience fusing Latin dance forms with original wind band/ensemble literature and the classic film music of John Williams. Members of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will join the ensemble for solo performances and a grand finale of John Williams’ Escapades — the iconic theme from the popular 1992 film Catch Me If You Can.
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony Scott A. Stewart, conductor Steven Temme*, alto saxophone Michael Metzger*, marimba Santiago Olaguibel, bass
* members, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Roberto Sierra: "Tumbao" from Sinfonia No. 3 Transcribed by Mark Spede
Steven Bryant: Nothing Gold Can Stay
Masanori Katoh: Madrid Inspiration
Steven Temme, alto saxophone
Arturo Marquez: Conga del Fuego Nuevo Transcribed by Oliver Nickel
John Williams: Midway March Transcribed by Paul Lavender
Ney Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble
Michael Metzger, marimba
Michael Gandolfi: Vientos y Tangos
John Williams: Escapades Transcribed by Paul Lavender
Steven Temme, alto saxophone Michael Metzger, marimba Santiago Olaguibel, bass
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) was founded in 1988 as the premier honor wind band/ensemble for high school youth for the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its purpose is to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance. As an ensemble, it is one of the most visible ambassadors of culture for the city of Atlanta and state of Georgia.
The AYWS performs annually in and around Atlanta and has participated in commissioned compositions, premieres, professional music conferences, recordings, and tours. They have appeared on Public Radio International’s radio program “From the Top” and has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Georgia Music Educators Association state in-conference in Savannah, the CBDNA/NBA Regional Conference in Atlanta, the MENC National Convention in Milwaukee, the North Carolina Music Educators Association state convention in Winston-Salem, and in exchange concerts with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony, Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble, and Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony.
Scott A. Stewart, conductor
Scott A. Stewart is the Music Director and Conductor of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. He is on the Instrumental Music faculty at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, where he teaches and conducts both Upper School Winds and Percussion and Orchestra. He served as the Director of Wind Studies at Emory University from 1999-2013, where he conducted the Emory Wind Ensemble and taught courses in conducting, wind band literature and history, and film music. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Doctor of Music in Conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a Master of Music from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an active guest conductor, teacher, clinician, author, speaker, and saxophonist. He is the on-air host of 90.1 WABE’s “Strike Up the Band” radio program, and appears weekly on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes” as classical and film music commentator.