Prominent Guest Conductor Leads The Wind Ensemble

Feb. 22, 2000

The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m.Friday, Feb. 25, in Jones Concert Hall under the direction of Jeffrey Grogan, assistant professor and associate director of bands, is serving as the Wind Ensemble's conductor.

The concert will open with Henry Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary, arranged by Baylor alumnus Steven Stucky, which will be followed by Ludwig van Beethoven's Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103. This chamber work, written in 1792, is scored for pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons.

Following intermission, Baylor Concerto Competition winner Jeremy McBride will be the soloist in Joseph Horovitz's Euphonium Concerto, with Grogan conducting.

Grogan will conduct Warren Benson's Solitary Dancer and Gunther Schuller's five-movement divertimento for band from 1989, On Winged Flight. The final two pieces will be Sergei Prokofieff's March, Opus 99 and Henry Fillmore's His Honor March. The latter was dedicated to the Mayor of Cincinnati.

The final two pieces will be Sergei Prokofieff's March, Opus 99 and Henry Fillmore's His Honor March.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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