The West Virginia University Wind Symphony and the WVU Symphonic Band will present a joint concert on Tuesday, (March 15).

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center and will be conducted by John Hendricks III, along with graduate students Allen Heath and David Alfred.

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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