Wind Symphony, Percussion Group Hold Concert

Monday, March 9, 2009

The University of West Georgia Wind Symphony and the UWG Jazz Percussion Group will be in concert on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend.

The Wind Symphony will feature works and transcriptions by American composers including Percy Grainger’s “Country Gardens,” William Schuman’s   “Chester” and Edward Gregson’s  “Festivo.” New works by Russian composer Dmitri Kozhevnikov and Steven Bryant will finish the Wind Symphony’s portion of the program.

The Jazz Percussion Group will present a variety of new and traditional jazz tunes in a program selected from their repertoire being prepared for a California Music Educators appearance this month. The selections include original tunes “5-part Mambo,” “Blues in 7” and “Misdirection” as well as standard tunes such as “A Night in Tunisia,” “Take 5” and “Open Your Eyes.”

The symphony is comprised of some of Georgia’s top instrumentalists who are  music majors and students from many other academic disciplines. The group has toured throughout the United States and has appeared as feature performers at music conventions.

The JPG is one of the most acclaimed and popular ensembles at the university performing at more than 40 events in the community and on campus and around the world. For more information, call 678-839-6516.