The West Virginia University Wind Symphony and the WVU Symphonic Band will present a joint concert on Tuesday, (March 15).
During the first half of the program, the WVU Symphonic Band will perform “Overture in B flat” by Caesar Giovannini, a spirited concert opener written in a contemporary style; “Undertow” by John Mackey, an exciting piece that contains dissonance, mixed meter, heavy percussion effects and, perhaps most importantly to this work, a pervasive ostinato (a short melody or pattern that is constantly repeated); “Fanfare and Hymn: A Mighty Fortress” by Jay Bocook, a majestic setting of the famous Martin Luther hymn; and “Metroplex: Postcards from Manhattan” by Robert Sheldon, a dazzling musical view of the sights and sounds of New York City, including a Harlem jazz club scene and a wild taxi ride through heavy traffic.
During the second half, the WVU Wind Symphony will perform “S�rra Saut�” by Evan Boegehold, who is a senior composition major at WVU. This piece is inspired by the movements and the mindset of a dancer. Other works include “The Merry King” by Percy Grainger, a delightful melody based on an English folksong from Sussex, England; “The Purple Twilight” by Robert Longfield, a musical tribute to the seven individuals tragically lost in the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle flight; and “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold, four dances based primarily on original melodies that evoke a true feeling of the Scottish culture.
For tickets, contact the Mountainlair or CAC Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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