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John Moran, percussionist Courtesy of Lone Star Wind Orchestra

From tricksters and wizards to a bunch of sinister elves, mischief runs rampant as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra takes the stage Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District (2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201).

The “Mischief Managed” concert will feature music inspired by Harry Potter, the Norse god of mischief Loki and the Roman Festival Bacchanalia. Guaranteed to play tricks on the ears and excite the senses, the afternoon will allow the entire family to continue their Halloween celebration.

"The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is thrilled to start its 18th season and serve the Dallas community with exhilarating concerts,” said Christopher Tucker, co-founder of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. “Our concert on November 5th looks to bring together great music – fun and energetic – along with amazing musicians here and from around the world, led by a world-renowned conductor Eugene Miglliaro Corporon."

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra also will welcome world-renowned clarinetist Manuel Martínez from Barcelona, Spain, a member of the famed Barcelona Clarinet Players, to perform John Mackey’s Clarinet Concerto titled “Divine Mischief” (see his bio below).

Other highlights include a John Williams’ piece titled “Harry’s Wondrous World” from the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” movie along with a percussion showcase by Ivan Trevino titled “Run to the Light.”

The percussion soloists are LSWO percussion manager John Moran and UT-Arlington assistant professor/coordinator of percussion Andrew Eldridge.

The afternoon also includes James Kazik’s “Eviler Elves” and a thrilling concert opener inspired by Roman Festival Bacchanalia, by British composer Philip Sparke.

Clarinet virtuoso Manuel Martinez brings a taste of Spain to Texas

At age 6, Manuel Martinez began clarinet studies with his father at the Santa Cecilia Musical Union school in his hometown, Valencia. He attended the "Joaquín Rodrigo" Superior Conservatory of Valencia and studied under numerous clarinet masters.

Martinez has performed in Spain, the U.S., China, Austria, Germany, Holland and Canada. Very passionate about chamber music, he has been part of The World Orchestra Wind Quintet, Quinteto Aridane and has collaborated several times with The World Orchestra String Quartet. Since 2009, he has resided in Barcelona where he developed his artistic activity as a clarinetist in the Barcelona Municipal Band and as a member of the groups, Barcelona Reed Quintet and Barcelona Clarinet Players.

Ticket and other details

Tickets to “Mischief Managed,” which start at $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, may be purchased online at lswo.com or at the door the day of the event.

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is supported by the City of Richardson, Moody Fund for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and TACA.

For more information, go to lswo.com.

About the Lone Star Wind Orchestra
The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is a non-profit arts organization founded in 2006 as a creative collaboration to further the wind orchestra as an artistic medium. The group’s mission is “music changing lives in North Texas and beyond through inspired collaborations, exceptional mentoring of musicians, unforgettable performances, and inclusive community engagement.” The nonprofit also operates the Lone Star Youth Winds, made up of 60 of the most outstanding woodwind, brass and percussion players in grades 9-12, selected from across North Texas. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s education and outreach programs include the St. Philip’s Percussion Ensemble, an after-school program where children in southern Dallas explore music and technique through the lens of the African Diaspora, and Lone Star Kids, which bring students face to face and behind the scenes with top musicians, composers and conductors. In response to COVID-19, Lone Star Conversations was created to give young people virtual access to leading composers and conductors. Learn more at lswo.com.