FSU Wind Band Concert Features Theme of Celebration and Joy
The Florida State University College of Music and the University Musical Associates conclude their season with a concert of classical wind music from the past decades performed by the highly acclaimed University Wind Orchestra.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, 222 S. Copeland St. Tickets are $7-10. Visit tickets.music.fsu.edu.
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The University Wind Orchestra is Florida’s premier licensed wind orchestra. The ensemble engages in professional-level study of wind literature important to contemporary performance practices. Their performances on campus are supplemented by periodic tours, concert series by selected artists, conventions, and conference appearances.
“I invite everyone to listen to this varied and colorful program, which includes contemporary composers Jodie Blackshaw, Kevin Day, Giovanni Santos, Omar Thomas and Viet Cuong,” said conductor Richard Clary. “It will be a privilege for me to perform with the wonderful musicians of the University Wind Orchestra at this exciting event.”
This concert presents a variety of works centered on celebration and joy.
Some notable pieces include Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Forza Del Destino” (The Force of Destiny or The Power of Destiny), an orchestral transcription of the Italian opera of the same name. It features fanfare brass and driftwood that embody the theme of fate.
Another outstanding piece on the program, the classic “French Suite” by Darius Milhaud. This coin celebrates the victory of World War II and America’s aid in the liberation of France.
Each movement is titled after a different French province that the Allies helped liberate during the war. Milhaud wrote this piece with young American musicians in mind, especially those in high school and college for whom he wanted to provide melodies from the regions of France where their family members and fellow Americans fought.
“The Wind Orchestra concert at the beautiful Ruby Diamond Concert Hall closes the University Musical Associates season with an astounding collection of wind and percussion standards as well as newly composed works,” said the Dean of Engagement. community, Greg Jones. “Pro-level talent continues to be on display as our students come together to share this varied program of wonderful compositions.”
For tickets, please visit tickets.music.fsu.edu. This event will be broadcast live. Visit wfsu.org/fsumusic on the date and time of the event to access the stream.
If you are going to
What: University Wind Orchestra
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday April 20
Or: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, 222 S. Copeland St.
Tickets: $7-10. Visit tickets.music.fsu.edu.
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