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UWindsor: Wind Ensemble Concert

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Pentastar Theatre

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Organizer: UWindsor – SOCA

Sunday, April 9, 2:30 pm

Enjoy the big sound of the University Wind Ensemble on the Capitol Theatre’s big stage.

Tickets: $15;  Students (with ID) $5

Order by phone at (519)253-3000, ext. 4212.

Tickets also available for cash purchase at the door.

A musical tasting of the Wind Ensemble’s program:
  • The musical language of Fortress by Frank Ticheli, recalls the angular, dramatic, and nationalist Soviet style one would hear in the music of Shostakovich or Prokofiev.
  • Strange Humors by John Mackey is a piece that represents a merging of musical cultures — the modal melodies and syncopated rhythms of Middle Eastern music with the percussive accompaniment of African drumming.
  • Gustav Holst was among the first to write “serious” music for concert band, which included his Second Suite in F. This suite has contrasting movements, including: multiple dances featuring many variations on the Greensleeves melody, a love song of two young individuals who were forced to be apart by their parents, and a story of a blacksmith in which an actual steel rail tie is used to give the anvil effect.
  • The traditional song Downfall of Paris (1803) performed for you by SoCA’s flute and percussion studios.