Baylor Wind Ensemble To Play Oct. 17

Oct. 16, 2000

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will present its second concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Roxy Grove Hall., under the direction of Michael Haithcock, professor of conducting and director of bands.

The program will open with a performance of Paul Hindemith's "Concert Music for Brass Orchestra," which dates from 1927, about 10 years before the composer immigrated to the U.S. from Nazi Germany.

Next, with lecturer in athletic bands Matthew Smith conducting, the wind ensemble will play the Divertissement in F major by French composer Émile Bernard. This piece, written in 1892, is full of romanticism that reminiscent of Belgian master, César Franck.

Jeffrey Grogan, associate director of bands, will lead the wind ensemble in "Intégrales," a work dating from 1925 by French-born composer Edgar Varèse, who settled in the U.S. in 1915 and became one of the most prominent avant-garde composers of the 20th century.

Concluding the program will be the Serenade in D minor by the most famous of all Bohemian composers, Antonín Dvorák. Dating from 1878, when Dvorák was 37 years old, the serenade is a throwback to the wind band compositions of the 18th century.

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

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