Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University will host the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
The performance is free and open to the public.
The Symphonic Band will perform: “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe, “Australian Up-Country Tune” by Percy A. Grainger, “Variations on a Korean Folksong” by John Barnes Chance, “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli, and “Pas Redouble” by Camille Saint-Saens.
The Wind Symphony will perform: “Early Light” by Carolyn Bremer, “Liebestod” by Richard Wagner, “Gazebo Dances” by John Corigliano, and “Invincible Eagle” by John Philip Sousa.
Dustin Seifert, chair of the music department and director of the Symphonic Band, congratulates the effort and dedication of the bands. “The repertoire is quite challenging. The students have done an excellent job preparing for this concert.”
"Variations of a Korean Folksong” is an Oswalt Award-winning composition and the composer of “Gazebo Dances,” John Corigliano, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.
The diversity of the pieces selected ensures “there is something for everyone,” says Seifert
For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.