Concert: IUP Spring 2021 Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra

Fisher Auditorium The Lively Arts

Rescheduled from April 26 and now in Fisher Auditorium, the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra celebrates the arrival of spring with as they take you on a symphonic voyage with music from around the world. We’ll parade and dance through the streets of Mexico, marvel at the grandeur of Finland, and sail the high seas of the Caribbean.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. the wind ensemble, led by Tim Paul, director of Bands, will perform an Evening of Chamber Winds and Flex-Band music for this concert followed by the orchestra, conducted by Alexandra Dee, at 3:00 p.m. The orchestra will be joined by IUP horn professor Heidi Lucas to perform Hovhaness’s Artik concerto for horn, an ode to the composer’s ancestral homeland of Armenia.

Our music will have something for everyone and be an aural representation of our human condition. Works will include:

  1. Canon Fanfare Flexible Instrumentation by Steve Danyew
  2. Remember Me by David Maslanka
    1. Cello and Wind Ensemble; Linda Jennings, guest soloist;
  3. Biomimicry for wind octet by Roger Zare
    1. La Sagrada Familia
    2. Cetacean Energy
    3. Bullet Train
  4. Point Break (Chamber Winds) by Paul Dooley

A live, public audience will be permitted. The event will also be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.