​​​Central Florida Winds

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        Now in our 18th year, Central Florida Winds continues its mission, “To provide great music performed by fine musicians”. Simple, effective, but not easy to do. We appreciate your patronage and continued support.

CFW is composed of two performance groups -

Central Florida Winds and Central Florida Chamber Winds. 

2017-2018 Season

“20th Century Reflections”

What do crooks, hoodlums, Mack the Knife, the death of a father and loss of a family, and WWI have in common? All will be represented in a trio of works by Samuel Barber, Kurt Weill and Robert Kurka. Each work was composed and premiered between 1928 and 1957 and will be presented in Melbourne in the Worship Center at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, Florida, at 3 pm, Saturday, November 4

Principal players of Central Florida Winds will perform Kurt Weill’s The Little Threepenny Opera Suite, The Good Soldier Schweik Suite by Robert Kurka and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Central Florida Chamber Winds is joined by Elise Curran, one of its own members, as the soprano soloist in “Knoxville”.

The Good Soldier Schweik Suite is about a ‘feebleminded’ man who is really crazy like a fox. He defies authority by exposing its arrogance and hypocrisy in a way that confuses his oppressor but allows him to emerge indestructible and triumphant. The Threepenny Opera Suite is set in the post WWII period but is based The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay. The Threepenny Opera may evoke Berlin in the 1920s, but its cynical distrust of human endeavor, its frantic search for meaning amid moral chaos and its desperate anxiety for a more secure future are far more current than we might want to admit. And, finally, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on James Agee’s autobiographical short story, concludes the program.

Central Florida Chamber Winds  
"20th Century Vocal Reflections"
       works by Kurka, Weill and Barber
Saturday  Nov 4, 2017    3:00 pm
Suntree United Methodist Church
7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

Central Florida Winds  
"Out of this World"
   The Planets by Gustav Holst, 
transcription by   C. Janssen
Sunday February 18, 2018   3:00 pm
Suntree United Methodist Church
7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

Central Florida Chamber Winds 
 "An Afternoon of Chamber Music"
Sunday April 29, 2018   3:00 pm
Suntree United Methodist Church
7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

Central Florida Winds

  music by Leonard Bernstein
Sunday June 3, 2018  3:00 pm
Suntree United Methodist Church
7400 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

all dates subject to change (hopefully WITH notice!)