WASBE 2022 in Prague

Official Concert Program in Žofín Palace

Tuesday 19 July
20:00 Central Army Band (Czech Republic)

Conductor: Jaroslav Šíp

Wednesday 20 July
16:00 Saratoga High School Concert Band (USA)
Conductor: Michael Boitz

Montclair State University Wind Ensemble (USA)
Conductor: Thomas McCauley

Thursday 21 July
16:00 University of Delaware Wind Ensemble (USA)
Conductor: Lauren Reynolds

Orkest Orventus (The Netherlands)
Conductor: Jacco Nefs

Friday 22 July
16:00 Czech National Concert Band (Czech Republic)

Korean Wind Orchestra (South Korea)
Conductor: Cheolwoong Lee

20:00 Sinfonisches Landesblasorchester Hessen (Germany)
Conductor: Oliver Nickel

Sinfonisches Blasorchester Bern (Switzerland)
Conductor: Rolf Schumacher 

Saturday 23 July
16:00 Harmonie Šternberk (Czech Republic)
Conductor: Petr Ciba

University of Louisville Wind Ensemble (USA)
Conductor: Frederick Speck

19:00 Banda de Música Filarmónica Beethoven (Spain)

Conductor: Juan José Fernández Olivares 


WASBE Conference is a unique festival of symphonic wind music, hosting the best wind bands and ensembles, conductors, musicians and music experts from around the world. This biennial event has taken place in different cultural centres all over the globe for the last 40 years. The WASBE Conference Prague 2022 will be a special one, thanks to its link to Karel Husa, the Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the most important composers for symphonic wind, and also because of its unique location on an island in the heart of his beloved Prague. The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is the only international organization of wind band conductors, composers, performers, publishers, teachers, instrument makers and friends of wind music. It is completely dedicated to enhancing the quality of wind bands throughout the world and exposing their members to new worlds of repertoire, musical culture, people and places.