The West Virginia University Chamber Winds Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.

The ensemble is under the direction of John Weigand, a professor of music in the WVU College of Creative Arts.

Violist Maggie Snyder of the WVU music faculty will be guest soloist.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program will featureOverture to The Barber of Sevilleby Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868),Four Hungarian Dancesby Johannes Brahms (1833-1897),Rhapsody for Solo Viola and Small Orchestraby Jean Francaix (1912-1997) andHill-Song IIby Percy Grainger (1882-1961).

Snyder has performed as a soloist and in orchestras throughout the United States as principal violist and solo concerto player. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Seoul Arts Center.

She has toured internationally as a violist with the Metropolitan String Quartet and nationally with the Rafferty/Snyder Duo. She recently performed a recital of Russian premieres of new American music in St. Petersburgs House of Composers.

Students in the Chamber Winds Ensemble include Shelly Borgert, Colleen Hillyer and Ruth Miltenberger (flutes); Chase Kennedy, Mollie Talada and Matthew Ward (oboes); Emily Barlow, Chelsea Cook and Michelle Farr (clarinets); Scott Bartlett, Anne Gruskowski, Jessica Madison and Lacey Wallace (bassoons); Amber Irwin, Lauren Lucas, Meghan Reynolds and Maria Thomas (horns); Dereck Scott and Brandon Williams (trumpets); Doug Sgroi (trombone); Sheila Barnhart, Annie Gruskowski, Pierson Keating and Khe Sin Khoo (keyboard); and Christine Mazza (harp).

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841 ext. 3108.