Symphonic Winds to Perform Valentine's Day Concert
February 14, 2014 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Houghton College Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Professor Justin Davis, will present their first concert this semester in Wesley Chapel. It is free of charge and open to the public.
The concert will feature music by Sousa, Holst, Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. Recently, the ensemble has incorporated “pop music" type works; the audience can expect to hear pieces from the recent “Star Trek” movie. “Audience members at our concerts can expect to be engaged by a wide breadth of music,” says Davis.
“Each [student] has risen to a new level of expectations for individual effort outside of class time,” states Davis. “This dedication from the individual has resulted in a high level of artistic performance.”
In conjunction with the concert, there will be an offering taken to support Start The Music. Start The Music is a project that is assisting wartorn Rwanda by introducing classical/western music through band and orchestra instruments bringing new life to students as the country strives toward the future, growing in opportunity and global readiness. Presently, the project is collecting both financial gifts as well as new and used instruments with the hope to fill a shipping container headed for Rwanda this August.
The Houghton Symphonic Winds is composed of approximately sixty members, made up of approximately 65 percent music majors and 35 percent non-majors, and seeks to expose its students and audience to the highest quality of music written for wind and percussion instruments.