Wind Ensemble Presents 'Children's Dreams And Dances'

Oct. 21, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will perform its second concert of the 2003-2004 season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The concert - "Children's Dreams and Dances" - will feature four pieces that deal with children and youthful imaginings.

Dr. Kevin L. Sedatole, associate professor and director of bands, will conduct the Wind Ensemble in most of the works.

The Wind Ensemble will begin the concert with Children's Fanfare by American composer Mark Spede, conducted by Assistant Director of Bands Christopher Bianco. The ensemble will follow with Percy Grainger's Children's March, which dates from the years of World War I and makes use of the well-known folksong "Over the Hills and Far Away." Associate Director of Bands Barry Kraus will conduct.

The Wind Ensemble will then present the world premiere of Mitnick by J. Snow Carpenter. The piece is a programmatic work, depicting the plight of convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, who was imprisoned for nearly five years in a maximum-security facility because of his practice of "phone phreaking," the manipulation of the telephone infrastructure through the use of a computer or other device.

The concert will conclude with the five-movement A Child's Garden of Dreams, composed in 1982 by David Maslanka. It sets to music the eerily premonitory dreams of an eight-year-old Swiss girl, as interpreted by the famed psychiatrist, Carl Jung.

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

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