Armstrong Wind Ensemble - Dances and Folk Songs
|When:||October 7th; 7:30 p.m.|
|Where:||Fine Arts Auditorium|
|Admission:||$6 regular general admission; Armstrong free w/PirateCard|
About this event:
Featuring Loch Ness – A Scottish Fantasy, Dutch composer Johan de Meij's impressions of a mysterious Scottish lake, the Armstrong Wind Ensemble presents Dances and Folk Songs, its season opening concert under the direction of Mark B. Johnson.
The ensemble opens its concert with Alfred Reed's triumphant single-movement work A Festival Prelude, followed by Norman Dello Joio’s Mediterranean folk-influenced Satiric Dances, a suspenseful work commissioned by the town of Concord, Massachusetts for its April 1975 bicentennial celebration.
The 5 movements of de Meij’s Loch Ness - A Scottish Fantasy: The lake at Dawn, Urquhart Castle, Inverness: Bagpipes & Tourists, A Storm, and Conclusion all depict a scenic narrative ranging from a picturesque morning view of a calm lake to historic fortress ruins to a representation of the distinctive sound of Scottish bagpipes and finally through the cycle of a vicious storm and the stillness that follows. Ralph Vaughn-Williams' masterpiece Folk Song Suite closes this program of great imagination and history portrayed through the art of music.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Please be seated by 7:15 p.m.
Regular general admission seating: Only $6.
Armstrong faculty/staff/students admitted free upon presentation of valid Pirate Card.
Call 912.344.2556 weekdays, for additional ticketing, concert or music program information.
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