LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and the Bellevue East High School Wind Ensemble will present a shared concert April 18 at the Lied Center of Kansas. The concert will feature three world premieres and highlight the conducting talents of KU graduate conducting students.
At 7 p.m. the Bellevue East Wind Ensemble, from Bellevue, NE and conducted by Patrick McCarty, will begin the concert with Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich. William White, assistant director of bands at Bellevue East, will conduct Concerto for Trumpet, Movement III by Joseph Haydn, featuring Patrick Hunninghake, assistant director of bands and brass specialist at Bellevue East, on trumpet. The ensemble will end its portion of the concert with Sleep by Eric Whitcare and March from ‘Symphonic Metamorphosis’ by Paul Hindemith.
At 7:30 p.m., the KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul W. Popiel, will perform works by Henry Fillmore, Joseph Schwantner, and Steven Bryant. The concert will include the world premiere of Sonoran Splendor by Travis Rigby, a master’s student in music composition and winner of the Robert E. Foster Composition Prize.
Knells for Bonnie by Joel Puckett will feature soloist Sarah Frisof, assistant professor of flute, in a world premiere of a work commissioned for Frisof and the KU Wind Ensemble. They will also premiere Metropolis Triptych, an original work by Nathan Jones, a doctoral student in music composition. The concert will close with Visions Macabres, Op. 40, by James Barnes, professor emeritus.
Tickets 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 www.lied.ku.edu.
The concert will also be available to watch via live stream at http://livestream.com/liedcenter/KUSOM41816.
For more information about the KU Wind Ensemble visit: http://music.ku.edu/band/windensemble.