Published Friday, November 3rd, 2023
This concert, free and open to the public, will feature folk, festival dance, and traditional marches.
The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will deliver a diverse repertoire including folk, festival dance, and traditional marches when they perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Ramsey Theatre, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building. The concert is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed.
Compositions highlighting the Symphonic Band performance include the Japanese influenced “March Kawasaki” by James Barnes, the lyrical “Linden Lea” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Jewish celebration melody “Three Klezmer Miniatures” by Philip Sparke. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Michael Genslinger, instructor of music at Wayne State.
The Wind Ensemble’s repertoire features the Renaissance dance festival “Courtly Airs and Dances” by Ron Nelson; “Riften Wed” by Julie Giroux, a piece inspired by the hit video game “Elder Scrolls: Skyrim;” and the familiar circus march “In Storm and Sunshine” by John Clifford Heed. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Josh Calkin, professor of music and director of bands at Wayne State.
For more information, contact the Wayne State Department of Music at 402-375-7359.