Wayne State College

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Welcome Spring with Uplifting Concert

Published Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Performance is at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in Ramsey Theatre.

The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble welcome spring with an evening of uplifting repertoire Tuesday, April 18, in Ramsey Theatre. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, go to www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program will be accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

Compositions from the 21st century dominate the Symphonic Band performance. Selections include the engaging “Brighton Beach” by William P. Latham, the stirring “Spring Sketches” by Satoshi Yagisawa, and the colorfully orchestrated “Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs” by Frank Ticheli. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Michael Genslinger.

“Celebrations” is the title of the Wind Ensemble’s program. Repertoire features the dramatic “Midnight on Main Street” by Brian Balmages, the stirring and powerful “Gloriosa” by Yasuhide Ito, the humble and heroic “With Quiet Courage” by Larry Daehn, and the familar “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Josh Calkin.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.