Wind Symphony Shepherd U Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

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    The Shepherd University Wind Symphony will present a variety of wind band literature as interpreted by a new generation of conductors and Shepherd University Director of Instrumental Music Dr. Scott Hippensteel, on Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. Eight student conductors, after completing two semesters of conducting, have carefully selected music, studied their scores, written program notes, developed rehearsal strategies, and rehearsed the ensemble in preparation for this eclectic band concert.

    Selections include a classic march by John Philip Sousa called “King Cotton,” a celebration centered around a bullfight by Clifton Williams titled “Symphonic Dance No. 3 - Fiesta,” a fanfare-style overture by Alfred Reed called “A Festival Prelude,” a grand Italian-style march from Julius Fučik entitled “The Florentiner March,” a lovely setting of the hymn “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli, the classic “Intermezzo” from First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst, a solemn and beautiful ballad set by Sam Hazo titled “Solas Ané”, a descriptive overture entitled “Seven Hills Overture” by John Fannin, an intensely rhythmic and energetic piece by Sam Hazo entitled “Exultate,” and a dynamic piece by Michael Daugherty, featuring Shepherd senior Emily Ciaccio on timpani. “Raise the Roof” celebrates man’s architectural achievements like the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building as it takes the listener on a musical journey. Using the tour de force timpani soloist as the primary voice, the composer subjects two main themes to a variety of styles and compositional treatments including a saxophone fugue, latin rhythms, glissando techniques, and creative tonal colors.

    The Wind Symphony concert is $15 for general admission; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors, alumni, and age 18 and under, and free to Shepherd students with Rambler ID. Admission and seating is on a first-come first-serve basis and reservations are not taken. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. For more in
     

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