Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band to Perform

Monday, April 14, 2008

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host performances by the UWG Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band on Monday, 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 evening will be a multimedia event titled “Impressions” where audience members will be treated to a visual and musical feast unique to this concert. Images related to the music will be projected for that extra dimension of sight and sound.

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Doug Overmier, associate professor of music and director of bands, will perform selections that include “Handel in the Strand” by Percy Grainger, “Be Thou My Vision” by David Gillingham and “Elegy for Young Americans” by Ronald Lo Presti. Their performance will conclude with “Aspen Jubilee” by Ron Nelson with vocal accompaniment by UWG student Rose Blanchard of Austell.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Mobbs, instructor of music, will perform selections such as “Ammerland” by Jacob de Haan, “March to the Scaffold” by Hector Berlioz and “Visions of Flight” by Robert Sheldon.

UWG students who are music majors and students of other academic disciplines play in the symphony and the band and have toured throughout the country. The ensembles feature some of the top instrumentalists in Georgia.

For more information, call 678-839-6516.