Calendar of Upcoming Performances

October 13-21, 2018
St. Olaf Band Fall Tour, featuring full performances of Symphony No. 1

More information:

Plymouth Comprehensive High School (Plymouth, WI) – Saturday, Oct. 13 - 7:00 pm
Pius XI High School (Milwaukee, WI) – Sunday, Oct. 14 - 2:00 pm
Penn High School Center for Performing Arts (Mishawaka, IN) – Monday, Oct. 15 - 7:00 pm
Elgin Community College Arts Center Blizzard Theater (Elgin, IL) – Tuesday, Oct. 16 - 7:30 pm
Evanston Township High School (Evanston, IL) – Wednesday, Oct. 17 - 7:00 pm
DeKalb High School (DeKalb, IL) – Thursday, Oct. 18 - 7:00 pm
Logan Middle School (LaCrosse, WI) – Friday, Oct. 19 - 7:30 pm
Memorial High School (Madison, WI) – Saturday, Oct. 20 - 7:00 pm
St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) – Sunday, Oct. 21 - 3:30 pm

October 28, 2018

Minnesota Symphonic Winds – Premiere of Imagining Peace, a fifteen-minute work with narrators upon the subject of peace and justice, to be premiered at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN on October 28, 2018.   Commissioned to mark the construction of new support facilities for this sacred space, as well as the 40th anniversary of the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, a fine community ensemble that received the Sudler Silver Scroll in 2009. More information:

November 21-24, 2018

Senzoku Gakuen College of Music (Kawasaki, Japan) – a weeklong residency at which I’ll conduct a full program with the first-year wind ensemble.  The first half of the program will be traditional repertoire (Ponchielli, Jacob, Respighi, Holst), while the second will be all Mahr (Suite for Band, Imagine, if you will… , Noble Element, Bright Side

December 18, 2018

Wind Symphony of Clovis – performance of Etched in Stone at The Midwest Clinic.  Gary P. Gilroy, conductor and Alfred Watkins, narrator

January 13, February 3-4, 2019

Suburban East All Conference Band (MN) – (Mahr work TBD, Mahr conducting)

February 7-8, 2019

Allegheny Valley Honors Band (PA) – Feb. 7-8 (Mahr work TBD, Mahr conducting)

February 21-23, 2019

Boise State High School All-Star Honor Band & Band Clinic – Feb. 21-23 (Suite for Band, An Examined Life, Mahr conducting)

March 7-9, 2019

PMEA Region VI Band Festival (PA) – Mar. 7-9 (Noble Element, Mahr conducting)

April 26, 2019

Viewmont High School (UT) – the premiere of a work that continues their ongoing commissioning series 

Late April – early May (TBD)

Glenbrook North High School (IL) – the premiere of a work to honor Rich Chapman upon his retirement as their Director of Bands 

May 16, 2019

Austin High School (MN)– the premiere of a work to celebrate the life of David Kallman, a long time member of the school district’s music faculty

2018-19 Concert Season

Ensembles at Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and The Ohio State University are scheduling performances of Symphony No. 1 this coming season, as is the Fox Valley Concert Band  (WI) (Dates TBD)