Wind Ensemble To Perform May 2 At Baylor

April 30, 2002

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the 2001-2002 season at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Jones Concert Hall. This 64-student group will perform under the direction of assistant professor of music Jeffrey Grogan and visiting professor of conducting Timothy Reynish, who will make his final appearance as conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

The program will open with Adam Gorb's Awayday, a brief curtain-raiser from 1996 that was dedicated to Reynish and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK -- as was the next piece, Aulis Sallinen's The Palace Rhapsody from 1997, based on themes from the composer's opera, The Palace.

Two of Percy Grainger's compositions, The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart and Marching Song of Democracy, will follow.

Also on the Wind Ensemble program will be Stephen McNeff's spooky suite from 2001, Ghosts, Christopher Marshall's musical picture of life in tropical Samoa, Aue! (also 2001) and the final movement from David Maslanka's Symphony No. 2.

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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