Symphonic Winds to Perform Fall Concert
November 16, 2013 | 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
The Houghton College Symphonic Winds, under the direction of professor Justin Davis, will present a concert on Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. It is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Center for the Arts Atrium.
Along with Symphonic Winds, the concert will feature a number of chamber ensembles, including flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, percussion ensemble and chamber wind ensemble.
The Symphonic Winds portion of the program will include music by Bach, Copland and Grainger. They will perform Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Conductor Emeritus Gary Stith will return to conduct a set of Percy Grainger folksong settings.
The Houghton Symphonic Winds is a wind band of approximately sixty members that seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality music written for wind and percussion instruments. Made up of approximately 65% music majors and 35% non-majors, this outstanding ensemble performs approximately five campus concerts per year, in addition to other performances.
“We have a wonderfully diverse group of students, faculty and community players who come together across all perceived boundaries to share the Lord's gifts of beauty and art through the act of high-level music making,” Davis said.
To learn more about Houghton College music ensembles visit www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles.