Jan. 23, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble will present their first concert of the spring semester on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium.
Conducted by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lev Ivanov, the program will feature Frank Ticheli’s Shenandoah, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side, P.D.Q. Bach’s Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (arranged by Peter Schickele), Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1, and Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances.
The Wind Ensemble is comprised of the top wind and percussion students at Illinois Wesleyan. The group performs the finest in wind percussion and literature and has had the opportunity to work with Pulitzer Prize winners and world-renowned composers. The group also tours regularly and has appeared at performances for the College Band Directors National Association Conference and the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference.
The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Vi Kakares ’20