Contact: Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377
Oct.17 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
The Wind Symphony will perform: "Fanfare Canzonique" by Brian Balmages, "Chester" by William Schuman, "October" by Eric Whitacre, "William Byrd Suite" by Gordon Jacob," Autumn Dream" by Archibald Joyce, and a march piece which will be chosen soon.
Dustin Seifert, chair of the music department and director of bands, chose the pieces to illustrate the diversity of wind instrument compositions. "The pieces are contrasting in style and represent many historical periods," says Seifert. "They present a wide range of challenges to the performers and will engage the audience."
A work of art by alumnus Charlayne Heselton will be featured. The work was created following the wind symphony's first performance several years ago.
The Wind Symphony has taken full advantage of their newly-remodeled home in the Music Building. Seifert says the new facilities have improved rehearsals. "Being able to rehearse in the Floren Thompson Jr. Band Hall has made rehearsals much more productive. We can actually hear each other." says Seifert
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377