The renowned Hanover Wind Symphony, now celebrating its gala 30th anniversary, will explore "New Horizons: Introducing New Music for Concert Bands," on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Place, in Morristown.

Says HWS musical director Matthew Paterno of Parsippany, "The repertoire for this concert features new and exciting works for the wind band idiom. The sounds, energy and emotion contained in this music is sure to engage any audience."

Among the pieces to be performed as part of "New Horizons" are the following:

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* "Xerxes" by John Mackey

* "Overture to a New Horizon" by Robert Sheldon

* "Tempered Steel" by Charles Young

* "Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Band: Movement II" by Philip Glass, with soloists          Aldo Cugnini of Long Valley and Ayden Khan of Wayne

* "Portrait of a Trumpet" by Sammy Nestico, with soloist John Schumacher of Succasunna


The Hanover Wind Symphony is a unique extension of the great American tradition of adult music performance. One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The large orchestra, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces as its mission bringing "music to people and people to music."

For three decades, the Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) has played to enthusiastic audiences. HWS members are volunteers who share a love for music as well as enriching the cultural fabric of the community with the thrill of live wind band performances. By day, HWS members are accountants, engineers, teachers and executives. They come together to connect musically with others, share the enjoyment of music with live audiences, and help mentor the next generation of wind musicians.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the church at 973-538-2132. For those who call in advance to reserve a seat, the ticket price is $17 apiece for adults and $12 apiece for seniors. Students with ID are free. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.

For further information about the Hanover Wind Symphony, visit