Symphonic Winds and Jazz Combo to Present Concert
Oct. 23, 2017
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
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
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