Millennium Cannons by the UGA Wind Ensemble

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One of the keys to building on the reputation of a great school is stellar recordings by its premier players and performers. This past june, Naxos released Millennium Cannons - Looking Forward, Looking Back, the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, conducted UGA director of bands John P. Lynch, premiering new and significant works by international composers.

The recording has been greeted with sterling reviews:

Naxos is now into around 15 releases in its estimable and substantive “Wind Band Classics” series, and before all is said and done it should prove to be a formidable exercise that will stand well for many years to come. This is, I believe, the second time I have encountered it and only the first for review. For this sojourn Engineer Bruce Leek has been challenged with recording in the excellent Performing Arts Center on the University of Georgia campus, a building only about 10 years old and a wonderfully acoustic environment that captures all sorts of ensembles in resonant splendor.

Check it out.

And don't forget Hogaku tonight, 8 p.m. at Ramsey Concert Hall. Pre-concert lecture starts at 7.