Paul Bryan's 100th birthday celebration concert
On February 29, 2020, the Duke University Wind Symphony honored its former director, Professor Emeritus Paul Bryan, with a concert that brought over 100 Wind Symphony alumni back to Baldwin Auditorium.
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.