Wind Symphony Performs Eclectic Works

Published: October 23, 2018 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Read Time: 2 minutes

Students performing in the wind symphonyThe SUU Music Masterworks Series will host the fall Wind Symphony Concert on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert or online at the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts website.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of the Wind Symphony at SUU, shares, “The concert will consist of several high-energy works which feature strengths in every section in this year’s group. The program is a bit eclectic with pieces such as Wild Nights by Frank Ticheli and Esprit de Corps written for the United States Marine Band (President’s Own). The concert also features a tribute to the conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein (his 100th birthday is celebrated this year) with his piece, Overture to Candide. A recent work titled, Saturn Returns, by Michael Markowski, is a beautiful piece with some fun and unusual percussion moments and some thick, beautiful chords by the winds. It will be a great highlight in the concert.” 

The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble made up of the top wind and percussion students at SUU. The ensemble is committed to the performance of the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble.

Seth Edwards, a freshman music major from Enoch, Utah, said, “Preparing for this concert taught me how every individual's work matters. As we each perform our parts, we contribute to something that can't be created on our own. Working with Dr. Lambert makes every rehearsal fun and effective. It's amazing to see how he can help us become better each week.”

Support the hard work of students at SUU by attending the Wind Symphony Concert. For more information about the Department of Music, please visit the Music Department website.

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