A new and exciting concerto for horn and wind ensemble will be on the program as the West Virginia University Wind Symphony, under the direction of John Hendricks III, performs a spring concert at the Creative Arts Center, Tuesday, April 26.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
Hendricks will be joined by conductors Dearl J. Drury, Christopher J. Nichter, and graduate student Alejandro Pinzon.
Special guest will be hornist Virginia Thompson of the WVU music faculty.
This will be the final concert for the Wind Symphony this semester and the concluding concert for the Division of Music season.
The program will feature Dr. Thompson, professor of horn, in the new “Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble,” composed by Dana Wilson.
Other selections will feature music from various cultures around the world:
“Odoltoggi Fantasy” by Ah Reum Han, a doctoral composition student at WVU, is based on a folk song from the Jeju island of South Korea.
There will be two songs by famed composer Percy Grainger, including “Down Longford Way” and “Mock Morris.” The first is a song from the island of Tasmania, which is located off the coast of Australia, and the second replicates a Morris dance that is often performed throughout the English countryside.
“Florentiner March” by Julius Fučik, was composed in an Italian “symphonic” and “operatic” style.
“Huapango” by Jos� Pablo Moncayo is based on a northeastern Mexican musical style developed from the fandango.
For tickets to the WVU Wind Symphony Concert, visit the Mountainlair or CAC Box Office or call (304) 293-SHOW.
For more information on the works of composer Dana Wilson, see http://www.danawilson.org/
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu
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