Wind Ensemble To Perform April 24 At Baylor

April 23, 2001

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m Tuesday, April 24, in Jones Concert Hall, featuring Michael Haithcock, professor of conducting and director of bands.

Opening the program will be a set of five transcriptions for wind band of excerpts from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Leading off the set will be the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, followed Countess Almaviva's "Porgi amor." Next will be Osmin's aria "Ha! Wie will ich triumphieren" from The Abduction from the Seraglio. Two excerpts from Don Giovanni will close out the set, the duet "Là ci darem la mano" and, from Act I, the title character's "Fin ch' han dal vino."

Graduate conductor Paul Sikes will lead the wind ensemble in the Mozart set.

American composer James Mobberly wrote his Edges for Wind Ensemble in 1998. It is in three movements: "Back from the Edge," "Postcards" and "Oh, man!"

After intermission, the concert will resume with Paul Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, which was premiered in Washington, D.C., in April 1951.

Three Exotic Dances will close the program. These are transcriptions of orchestral dances by three different composers-- "Dance with Pennons" by Bernard Rogers from his Three Japanese Dances, Malcolm Arnold's Four Scottish Dances from his "Allegretto" and Alberto Ginastera's "Danza Final" from his ballet Estancia.

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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