SDSU Wind Symphony to perform Feb. 14

SDSU photo: The South Dakota State University Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall.

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University Wind Symphony will continue its 2019-2020 season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall. 

Titled “A Legacy of Hope,” this concert will feature a variety of classic and contemporary works and is presented as a part of the annual state convention of the South Dakota Bandmasters Association.

This performance is free and open to the public.

“The music of this performance will take the audience on a really interesting emotional journey,” said Jacob Wallace, SDSU’s director of concert bands. “These pieces paint a lot of different pictures, but the overall theme is one of optimism and hope, even in times of struggle.”

The performance features a number of guest artists, including the internationally acclaimed saxophone chamber ensemble, Zzyzx quartet, who is this year’s Patricia Noethe Pierce Artists-in-Residence; William Linthicum-Blackhorse, featured composer-in-residence; Missouri Southern State University flute professor Elizabeth Robinson, a soloist; and Chester Phillips, an associate professor of music at Georgia State University and guest conductor. 

Highlights include the world premiere of Linthicum-Blackhorse’s “Mnicakmun; Sounds of Water” for amplified flue and wind ensemble, commissioned for the SDSU Wind Symphony. The recital also features works by William Bolcom, Omar Thomas, John Philip Sousa, Steven Bryant, Jake Runestad, JoAnne Harris and John Barnes Chance.

For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

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