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The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present the “Winds and Friends” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Pike Auditorium on the SBU campus. The concert features the SBU Wind Symphony conducted by Brian K. Hopwood and the Lebanon High School Wind Ensemble conducted by Aaron Stewart as guest ensemble.
The Wind Symphony performance opens with Jack Stamp’s energetic “Gavorkna Fanfare,” which is followed by “Dedication Overture,” a classic work written by American composer Vittorio Giannini for the first commencement ceremony of the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1966, and Samuel Hazo’s “Perthshire Majesty,” a Scottish ballad for wind band.
Also on the program is John Paulson’s “Epinicion,” which was written during the final days of the Vietnam War. The work—which is an epinicion, an ancient song of victory sung at the conclusion of a triumphant battle—is the composer’s personal abstraction of war in general. Additional works include “Variations on a Korean Folk Song,” which is based on the folk song known as “Arrirang,” and William Himes’ arrangement of the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace.” The concert concludes with a performance of William Latham’s “Brighton Beach” by both bands.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.