University Wind Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 19:30


Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm

University Wind Ensemble Concert

University Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Papador, director
Matthew Lepain, assistant conductor
Tomi Xhelili, clarinet soloist

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.

Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door Sunday evening. Doors open 6:45 pm



First Suite in Eb Op. 28, No. 1 (1909)       Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    I. Chaconne
    II. Intermezzo
    III. March
Old Churches (2002)     Michael Colgrass (b. 1932)
October (2000)         Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Matt Lepain, conductor
Concerto For Clarinet       Artie Shaw (1910 – 2004)
Tomi Xhelili, clarinet soloist
Ghost Train (1994)              Eric Whitacre 
    I. Ghost Train
    II. At The Station
    III. The Motive Revolution
Epilogue: Lest We Forget (1992)     Robert Jager (b. 1939)


Aryan Memarzadeh-Zahedani 
Sydney Broulliard-Coyle 
Holly Charron 
Angela Fan
Autumn Martin 
Alexandra Meloche 
Aryan Memarzadeh-Zahedani 
Anne Storey* 
James Campolito 
Colin Cooper
Francesca Incitti 
Rachel Montch-Marentette 
Bonnie Trealout 
Tomi Xhelili
Zakariya Elmasri
Bass Clarinet
Hayden Couvillon 
Matthew Vojvodin
Alto Saxophone
Caterina Augimeri* 
Colin Gronert 
Cheyenne McLaughlin
Elexus Robertson  
Tenor Saxophone
Nicholas St. Onge
Baritone Saxophone
Emma Chenier
Britt Kascjak
Cody Abbruzzese 
Matthew Lepain*
Niklas Pizzolitto 
Dr. Bernadette Berthelotte** 
Dee Shaw+
Carter Gaus*
Adam Klein
Corinne Montpetit 
Mackenzie Walsh 
Savanna Muscat
Jonah Hall 
String Bass
Everett McNiven
Ragn Royal
Zhining Hu
Nick Baddeley*
Felicity Cincurak
Jefferson Hills
Zhining Hu 
Martin Shultz
Justin Skalaa
* = Sectional leaders
+ = Guest Musicians
** = University of Windsor Faculty
Matthew Lepain is an aspiring trumpeter, conductor and music educatorMatthew Lepain, assistant conductor
Matthew Lepain is an aspiring trumpeter, conductor and music educator in the Windsor-Essex County area. He is currently in his fourth and final year at the University of Windsor, studying music to obtain a bachelor of music degree. Matthew may be in an early stage of his career but he has already become well known in both the classical and jazz/pop scene. He is an active soloist and performer with many local ensembles including his jazz combo “The Border City Collective”, the University of Windsor Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, Windsor Regiment Band, Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Arts Collective Theatre Pit Orchestra and many more. Matthew also had the privilege of being a featured soloist and performer with the Windsor Symphony Brass Quintet. In addition, he is currently the conductor of the Essex District High School Jazz Band, and has held the position of assistant conductor of the Essex Community Concert Band. He also volunteers with local schools and music programs like the High School Honour Jazz Ensemble, mentoring young ambitious musicians as well as touring schools promoting the performing arts.
   Matthew is also an up-and-coming composer, music technologist, and multimedia artist. With his musical capabilities and background in computer science, he was invited to become a member of the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL). Matthew has passion for contemporary music and incorporating technology into live performance. He is especially interested in generative music and algorithmic composition. He recently finished his first generative system called “Project Scratch”, a max patch that produces an ostinato to be manipulated in real time. After completing his undergraduate degree, Matthew plans to further his music education in performing arts technology. Matt is a student in the trumpet studio of Mr. Ross Turner.

Tomi Xhelili comes from a musical familyTomi Xhelili, clarinet soloist
Tomi Xhelili comes from a musical family. His father, a well-known clarinettist in Albania, has been his role model and was his first clarinet teacher. He started music lessons at the age of seven, while the first clarinet lessons began at the age of ten. Throughout his life, Tomi has always been fascinated by the sound of clarinet. His interest in the clarinet was cultivated during his teenage years, and further developed when he opted to enrol in the bachelor of music program in Clarinet.

He graduated from the University of Arts in Tirana in 2014, where he also earned the Master in Fine Arts as a Clarinet Major in 2016.  During his time in university he worked with Dr. Fatos Qerimi, who is a well-known clarinettist, conductor and composer in Albania. Tomi has performed regularly as a soloist, chamber, wind ensemble and orchestral musician. In 2014, he competed at the Clarinet Festival “Clarinpro” in Albania and won the first prize. Recently, he performed with the Albanian Young Orchestra in Paris in 2018 as the principal Clarinet.
Since January 2019, Tomi started studying at the University of Windsor in the bachelor of music program (Clarinet Major). His Clarinet instructor is Trevor Pittman, who is developing his clarinet skills and guiding him towards a solo and orchestral career.

Dr. Nicholas Papador conducting the University Wind Ensemble at Capitol Theatre



Trevor Pittman