Dallas Wind Symphony

Audio for this story from Performance Today is not available.

A wind symphony is a little different from the band many remember from their high-school days. A good wind symphony can sound so much like an orchestra that it's easy not to notice that the strings are missing, provided the arrangements and the playing are smooth enough. Jerry Junkin conducts the Dallas Wind Symphony in arrangements of two orchestral works: Four Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and, as an encore, the "BSO Forever" from Bernstein's Divertimento.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from