Kent State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Present a Concert Featuring Latin Dance, Religious Sanctity and Superheroes

Second Concert of the 2016-2017 Season

Kent, Ohio – The Kent State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band continues their 2016-2017 season with a free concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive on the Kent State University Kent campus. Free parking.

Conducted by Dr. Jonathan Franklin, the Concert Band opens the concert entitled “S________ Music” with “Alpina Fanfare” by Swiss composer Franco Cesarini. Following on the program is Anton Bruckner’s solemn and sacred “Three Preludes” conducted Graduate Assistant Conductor Mary Kate McNally. Then its Adam Gorb’s sultry and seductive “A Little Tango Music” conducted by Graduate Assistant Conductor Malcolm Jones. To conclude the first half of the concert, Dr. Jonathan Franklin will then rejoin the band to conduct the “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams.

The second half of the concert begins with Dr. Jesse Leyva conducting the Wind Ensemble’s performance of “Magnolia Star” by Steve Danyew. Then audience members will also be treated to Percy Grainger’s “Molly of the Shore,” originally composed for string quartet or string orchestra in 1907 as a birthday gift to his mother. It was arranged in 1920 for wind band and orchestra. Following that piece is “Serenity” by Ola Gjeilo. The evening will conclude with Jess Turner’s “Black Bolt” which chronicles the life of a Marvel Comics superhero with the power of a supersonic scream.  

Free and open to the public. If you are unable to be in attendance, the concert will also be live streamed at



POSTED: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 02:55 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 03:53 PM