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Symphonic Winds and Jazz Lab to Perform

Oct. 21, 2016   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Symphonic Winds and Jazz Lab Ensemble will present a concert on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature Claude T. Smith’s Emperata Overture, Robert Sheldon’s A Longford Legend, Harold Walters’ Scherzo Pomposo, and Floyd E. Werle’s arrangement of Fandago. Music education major Jack Gardner ’17 will conduct Frank Ticheli’s Loch Lomond, and Assistant Professor of Music Roger Garrett has adapted Gordon Jacob’s The Canterbury Flourish (originally for Seven Trumpets) for Brass and Timpani.    

Comprised of approximately 50 students, the Symphonic Winds concert wind ensemble includes both music and non-music majors. Garrett directs the ensemble, which performs a variety of sophisticated and challenging concert band repertoire.

Directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Glenn Wilson, the Jazz Lab Ensemble performs many styles of jazz music. The group, also comprised of both music and non-music majors, has appeared on recent national and international tours.

For more information, contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Vi Kakares 20