Kent State University Bands presents “Winter Winds”

Kent State University Bands presents “Winter Winds”

The Kent State University Bands presents “Winter Winds” - a diverse program of original and transcribed music for wind band. Jesse Leyva and John Franklin lead the Kent Wind Ensemble and Kent Concert Band in the final performance of the fall semester. Works by Glinka, Mackey, Shostakovich, Holst, Grundman, amongst others will be performed; with a special highlight on Russian and American concert music.

The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 in Cartwright Auditorium on the beautiful Kent State University campus. Admission is free.  Come experience the tradition of the American wind band and hear the finest wind, brass, and percussion student-musicians Kent State has to offer!

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Kent State University Bands presents "Winter Winds"

KENT CONCERT BAND - Dr. John Franklin, conductor

An American Fanfare (2009)
Rick Kirby (b. 1945)

Meditation (2011)
Elliot Del Borgo (1938 – 2013)

Marching Song (1906)
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)

Airs of the Court (1932/2009)
Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)
arr. Robert Longfield

Concord (1987)
Clare Grundman (1913 – 1996)

KENT WIND ENSEMBLE - Dr. Jesse Leyva, conductor

Russlan and Ludmilla Overture (1842)
Michael Glinka (1804 – 1857)
trans. Mark Hindsley

March and Scherzo from “Love for Three Oranges” (1919/1936)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)
William J. Duthoit

Jug Blues & Fat Pickin’ (1986)
Don Freund (b. 1947)

Sheltering Sky (2012)
John Mackey (b. 1973)

Galop from Moscow, Cheremusky (1958)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

POSTED: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 4:53pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 4:53pm
Ricardo Sepulveda