WSU Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony to Perform Sept. 28

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Symphonic Band and
the WSU Wind Symphony will share a Sept. 28 program on the WSU campus.
The 8 p.m. concert is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public
without charge.

The Symphonic Band, conducted by David Turnbull, will perform “Ceremonial
Music” by the late Vaclav Nelhybel, and University of Kansas composer
James Barnes’ “Trail of Tears,” based on Native American themes. The band’s
portion of the concert will conclude with the “March of Freedom” by Bedrich
Smetana as edited by Nelhybel, a 20th century countryman.

The Wind Symphony will perform a diverse range of music, beginning with
University of Southern California composer Frank Ticheli’s setting of
“Amazing Grace.” Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb” for band, written in 1909,
will be performed, as well as Michael Hennagin’s “Jubilee,” originally
composed for Kansas State University’s top band. To close the concert, the
symphony will perform Kozjevnikov’s Symphony No. 3, the “Slavyanskaya”
for wind ensemble, edited by John Bourgeois, recently-retired U.S. Marine
Band conductor.