Wind Ensemble Presents First Concert of 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the new semester Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Westbrook Auditorium in Presser Hall ( 1210 N Park St., Bloomington) .

The concert’s program draws from over a century of pieces such as: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Toccata Marziale,” Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” Paul Hindemith’s “March from Symphonic Metamorphosis,” John Barnes Chance’s “Elegy,” Joaquín Turina’s “Five Miniatures” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide.”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lev Ivanov directs the Wind Ensemble, which last year won The American Prize in Band Performance . A cornerstone of the IWU music program since 1979, the ensemble frequently tours and has played at the College Band Directors National Association Conference and the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference. This concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Rachel McCarthy ’21