The Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) is one of the finest performing ensembles of its kind. With consistent excellence, SWE presents a diverse repertoire of well-known masterworks and more contemporary compositions. The ensemble is comprised of the most talented graduate and undergraduate students from the Bienen School of Music. Many of its members have gone on to careers with the world’s best professional orchestras, service bands and contemporary ensembles. SWE’s latest album, rising, was released on the Summit label in December 2011.
Mallory Thompson, conductor