The West Virginia University Symphonic Band will present a concert at the Creative Arts Center, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

It will be conducted by Dearl J. Drury, John Hendricks III, Christopher J. Nichter and graduate students Johnny Leonard III, and Chelsea Corrao.

The Symphonic Band is a 53-member ensemble comprised mostly of music majors from within the WVU School of Music. Membership is earned through audition. The group performs standard and contemporary wind literature and is conducted by all of the WVU Bands conducting faculty and graduate assistants each semester who approach rehearsals from a music educator’s point of view.

Works on the Nov. 12 program include: “Vesuvius” By Frank Ticheli; “Second Suite for Band – Latino-Mexicana” by Alfred Reed; “Procession of the Nobles: by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by Erik Leidzen; “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore, edited by Frederick Fennell; “Sleep, My Child” (from “Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings”) by Eric Whitacre, arranged by Jeffrey D. Gershman; “Xerxes” by John Mackey; “Australian Up-Country Tune” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, arranged by Glenn Cliffe Bainum; and “Themes From ‘Green Bushes’- Passacaglia on an English Folksong” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, wind-band setting by Larry D. Daehn.

For tickets, contact the Mountainlair or CAC Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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