Feb. 12, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium.
The 32-member group is comprised of the top wind and percussions students at Illinois Wesleyan and performs the finest in wind and percussion literature. The Feb. 19 concert will include Bach’s “Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus,” Aram Khachaturian’s “Armenian Dances,” and David Dzubay’s “Ra!” Other works on the program include “Suite from Bachianas Brasileras No. 4” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, “Huntingtower Ballad” by Ottorino Respighi and the third movement from “Grand Symphony for Band” by Hector Berlioz.
The Wind Ensemble was founded in 1979 by Steven W. Eggleston, and is now conducted by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lev Ivanov. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ivanov earned a Bachelor of Music degree in performance and conducting from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Ukraine, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral and opera conducting from Arizona State University. He is also music director of the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra.
The Feb. 19 concert is free and open to the public.