The West Virginia University Wind Symphony, assisted by members of the WVU Symphony Orchestra, will present a concert, Friday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The conductor will be Johnny Leonard, III, who is a graduate student in conducting at WVU.
The program includes: “Music for Seven Trumpets” by Evan Boegehold, a May 2011 graduate in composition from WVU, who is currently studying composition and conducting at Central Michigan University; “Andante Cantabile” (from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11) by Peter Tchaikovsky, composed in February 1871; “Old Wine in New Bottles” by Gordon Jacob, a light-hearted setting of four early English folk songs; “Lux Aurumque” (“Light and Gold”) by Eric Whitacre, a Christmas piece, based on a Latin poem of the same name; and “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance, a standard in the wind band repertoire, widely acclaimed for its rhythmic and melodic inventiveness.
For more information, call the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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