Wind Symphony Honors Legends

Friday, April 24, 2009

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present a concert titled “American Heroes of Music and Might” on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present a concert titled “American Heroes of Music and Might” on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The UWG Wind Symphony conducted by Dr. Doug Overmier, professor of percussion, and the UWG Symphonic Band with Dr. John D. Franklin, assistant professor of music conducting, features compositions by American music legends Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland as well as the collegiate world premiere of “The Bliss Copy” by young Georgian composer Jonathan Hoffman.

Music has been selected to honor heroic American figures such as Nathan Hale and Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Larry Frazier, professor of music and director of the Opera Workshop, will thrill audiences with his narration of Copland's “A Lincoln Portrait.”

For more information, call 678-839-6516.