Symphonic Winds and Jazz Combo to Present Concert

Oct. 23, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Symphonic Winds and Jazz Combo will present a concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Conducted by Adjunct Instructor in the School of Music Jason Gardner, the Symphonic Winds concert wind ensemble will perform a variety of pieces, including: Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band in F Major,” Larry D. Daehn’s “As Summer was Just Beginning,” Frank Ticheli’s “Joy Revisited,” Timothy Mahr’s “Daydream” and John Mackey’s “Strange Humors.” The ensemble is comprised of approximately 50 music and non-music majors and performs a variety of sophisticated and challenging concert band repertoire.

The Jazz Combo, directed by IWU Adjunct Instructor in the School of Music Glenn Wilson, will feature works by Shorty Rogers, Marty Paich and Bill Holman. With an emphasis on improvisation, the Jazz Combo is comprised of top jazz players in a small-group setting. This year, the group will be featuring the unique jazz sounds of the Dave Pell Octet, a popular group from the 1950s, known for their creative arrangements of the great American songbook.

By Vi Kakares '20