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.