The KU Wind Ensemble will open its 2017-2018 season with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25 at the Lied Center of Kansas.
The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul W. Popiel, will pay tribute to the life of Czech-American composer Karel Husa by performing his epic “Music for Prague, 1968.” Husa, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for music, died Dec. 14, 2016.
Another highlight will be Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of the Nobles” from “Mlada,” which will be conducted by Robert E. Foster, professor emeritus of music education and music therapy. The concert will also include the world premiere of “Dagny Builds a Train,” composed by Bonnie McLarty, a doctoral music composition student and winner of the Robert E. Foster Prize, an award given biennially to the most outstanding wind band work written by a resident KU composition student.
The wind ensemble will also perform Stephen Montague’s “Intrada,” Percy Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore,” and John Philip Sousa’s “The White Rose March.”
Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at lied.ku.edu. The performance will be available to watch via live stream.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.