“Fantasies, Overtures and the Black Dog”

Saturday August 08th 2020 at 2.30 pm

Dmitri Shostakovich was a much persecuted composer in his home country – Russia. Stalin directed this persecution and despite the enormous pressures applied to Shostakovich, to come in line with the party politick, he wrote music of incredible power and emotion. Festive Overture written in 1947 to mark the 30th anniversary of the October Revolution will … Continued

“Of Skies, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains”

Saturday October 24th 2020 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter Guest Conductor: Andrew Stokes Guest Organ Soloist: Rowan Kidd  Stephen Melillo is to wind band music what Beethoven was to the symphony orchestra, and he follows a Beethovenesque design of increasing the musical tension almost to the breaking point, receding, and then reaching again. It is superlative musical craftsmanship and inspiring to … Continued

“Harmoniemusik” CONCERT

Saturday December 05th 2020 at 7.00 pm

Pre-Concert Performance with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra “Harmoniemusik for Wind Band” Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  The Wind Band or “Harmoniemusik”, in the context of the history of music, designates an ensemble of wind instruments employed by an aristocratic patron, particularly during the Classical era of the 18th century. The Harmonie would be employed for outdoor or recreational music, or … Continued

Past concerts

“A Festival of Music” – CANCELLED

Saturday April 18th 2020 at 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the most recent guidelines from the Australian Government and from public health authorities in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic,  this concert has unfortunately been cancelled. It might be reinstated if the situation changes: please check back later.   The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble perform with their guests, the Monash University Philharmonic … Continued

‘A Festival of Music’

Saturday May 04th 2019 at 6.30pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash Symphonic Winds & Monash Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors: Stephen Carpenter, Benedict Chui & Amanda Morrison Featuring the following works: “El Camino Real” by Reed; “Before the Sun” by Giroux with Violin Soloist: Maxwell Yong; “Equus” by Whitacre: Children’s March:“Over the Hills and Far Away” by Grainger.

‘My Hands are a City’

Saturday August 03rd 2019 at 7.30pm

  Conductor: Stephen Carpenter Guest Soloist: Anthony Pope   Anthony Pope joins the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble in the World Wind Band Première of Benedict Deane-Johns’ Concerto for Trumpet and Winds: written by the composer for Anthony. Growing up in a family of brass musicians, Anthony Pope showed early aptitude on the trumpet, winning numerous trumpet and cornet … Continued

‘For the Fallen’

Saturday October 26th 2019 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter   Guest Trumpet Soloist: David Musk Guest Baritone Soloist: Kristian Gregory  Featuring one World Première and two Australian Premières: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”  by Graham Lloyd; “Symphony No. 1” by Onsby Rose; and “Lamentations” A Tone Poem for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble by Onsby Rose, with Trumpet soloist David Musk. Plus: Barber: “Commando March”; Faure: “Libera Me” from Requiem (Mass for … Continued

‘Showcase for Band’

Saturday December 07th 2019 at 7.00pm

Pre-Concert Performance with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra


Saturday May 05th 2018 at 7.00 pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash Symphonic Winds & Monash Philharmonic Orchestra

“Maslanka – Cadenza & Homage”

Saturday August 18th 2018 at 7.30pm

Maslanka’s music for winds has become especially well known. Among his more than 150 works are over 50 pieces for wind ensemble, including eight symphonies, seventeen concertos, a Mass, and many concert pieces. Two concertos for Saxophones will feature in this program. This concert is an Homage to David’s music, he passed away in August … Continued


Saturday December 09th 2017 at 7.00pm

Pre-Concert Performance with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra


Saturday May 06th 2017 at 7.30pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash University Symphonic Winds & Monash University Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert includes: Jacob- Music for a Festival, De Meij – Klezmer Classics, Grainger -Handel in the Strand, Johnson – Sinfonietta for Wind Orchestra, Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz, Sullivan – Overture to the Mikado, Jacob – William Byrd Suite