Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES--The Eastern New Mexico University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert, under the direction of Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, in the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU-Portales campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Symphonic Band will perform the classic Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes, Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance, Three Studies in English Folksong by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the charming march Pentland Hills. Undergraduate student Rosamond Obregon will conduct the Yorkshire Ballad.
The Wind Symphony will perform Rejouissance by James Curnow, Mark Camphouse’s moving tribute to civil rights leader Rosa Parks, John Mackey’s upbeat work Strange Humors, and the modern classic Paris Sketches by Martin Ellerby. The ensemble will close the concert with the Guadalcanal March from Victory at Sea.
The ENMU art and music departments are collaborating together to host a pilot Art-to-Music project utilizing elementary students from Melrose Elementary School. Voice faculty member Kate Carr, Runnels Gallery manager Christopher Calderon and ENMU graduate Heather Hancock are teaching music appreciation and basic elements of design to third through sixth grades at Melrose, ending the lessons with a creative painting project inspired by music titled Paris Sketches. These students will attend the concert.
For more information, contact: Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.