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Symphonic Winds to Present September 11 Memorial Concert

The Houghton College Symphonic Winds will present “Symphonic Winds and Friends – Remembering,” a tribute/memorial concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.  This concert will be given on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 7 p.m., the day before New York State and the country officially commemorate.  The concert is free and open to the public.

“Symphonic Winds and Friends – Remembering” will include inspiring music performed by the Symphonic Winds, directed by Brian Casey, as well as vocal and brass music based on “God of Our Fathers,” the national hymn. The performance will also feature poetry, read by Dr. Stephen Woolsey, professor of English, and theological statements on grief and hope from Dr. Richard Eckley, professor of theology. 

The Houghton Symphonic Winds is a wind band of approximately 60 members and seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality music written for wind and percussion instruments. Made up of approximately 65 percent music majors and 35 percent non-majors, this outstanding ensemble performs four major campus concerts per year, in addition to other performances. The ensemble also tours annually in the spring semester and released its most recent, full-length CD on the Mark Records label during the spring of 2009.

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