Wind Ensemble to Perform
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.