Duke University Wind Symphony: Concert in honor of Paul Bryan's 100th birthday featuring DUWS alumni
Paul Bryan has had a tremendous impact during his time at Duke and has inspired many musicians. In his honor, we will perform works that he commissioned and played a significant role during his time at Duke. We welcome back DUWS alumni, some of whom will perform onstage with current students, and are excited to connect the DUWS family. Paul Bryan was Professor of Music and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at Duke University from 1951-1988. He organized and led the Duke Wind Symphony's semester-long Programs in Vienna in throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Under his leadership, the Duke Wind Symphony performed concerts in Austria (Vienna, Graz, Lockenhaus, Mayrhofen, Berndorf, Bad Gleichenberg), Italy (Venice, Vicenza), Hungary (Budapest), Germany (Dresden, Leipzig, Mainz), and Czechoslovakia (Prague, Cheb). Professor Bryan was also conductor of the Durham Civic Choral Society 1957-67; Durham Savoyards 1963-67, 70, 1974-75, '77, '80; and the Durham Youth Symphony 1972-76. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant currently directs the Duke University Wind Symphony.