IWU Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble to Hold Concert

February 29, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will perform a concert at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (110 E. Mulberry St., Bloomington), on March 6 at 8 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Winds will perform Armenian Dances by Aram Khachaturian, Vincent Persichetti’s Pageant, Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith, Baron Cimetiere’s Mambo by Donald Grantham, and Zo Elliot’s British Eighth March.

The Wind Ensemble will be playing Leos Janacek’s Sokol Fanfare, Music for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa, and Scotch Strathspey and Reel by Percy Alrdridge Grainger.

Roger Garrett, assistant professor of music, will conduct Illinois Wesleyan’s Symphonic Winds. Garrett has held an established career in clarinet performance since the age of seventeen. He has performed with several orchestras, including the Oregon Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony, The Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and the Peoria Opera Orchestra. He is currently Principal Clarinetist of the Peoria Symphony in Peoria, Ill.

Steven W. Eggleston, professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan, will conduct the Wind Ensemble. He is the music director and conductor for the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra as well as the Wind Ensemble, which he has conducted since its inception in 1979. He has worked with several noted musicians and composers such as Arvo Part, Karel Husa, Joseph Schwantner and many others. 

Contact: Sehaj Sethi, (309) 556-3181