Wind Symphony concert on February 26

The first Wind Symphony concerts of the Spring 2013 semester take place February 26 on campus in the usual place: the fine Sharp Hall in Catlett Music Center. Read on for all the details!

OUwindsym_2.26The OU Wind Symphony, the university’s top wind performance group, takes the stage for their first formal concert of the semester on February 26. The program is Overture to the Wasps by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Solitary Dancer by Warren Benson; Avelynn’s Lullaby by Joel Puckett (who himself makes available a video, a recording, score, and program note); the introspectively inspirational chorale O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and Lost Vegas (2011) from Michael Daugherty, a three-movement tribute to the past of Sin City from the composer of the memorable Niagara Falls, Desi, and Red Cape Tango (all performed by various OU groups in the past several years).

Directed by Dr. William Wakefield and Eric Sutton, the Wind Symphony performance is part of the Sutton Concert Series. The program begins at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 26, in Sharp Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students, OU faculty/staff, and senior citizens. They’re available at the box office outside Sharp Hall, or through the Fine Arts Coillege Ticket Service (FACTS) at (405) 325-4101.

Click on the Wind Symphony poster image to get your own PDF copy of the poster to download and paper all over your office or other place where those who appreciate fine music may gather.