Southeastern's Wind Symphony sets concert for May 1
Thursday, April 24, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's acclaimed Wind Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert on Thursday (May 1) at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Titled "Classic and Noteworthy," the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of conductor Glen Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands. General admission tickets are $10; Southeastern students are admitted free with their student ID card. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office at 220 East Thomas St., at columbiatheatre.org, or at the door on the night of the concert. Call 985-543-4371 for ticket information.
The concert will feature a range of classical music, including "Variations on a Korean Folk Song" written by composer John Barnes Chance in 1965. The piece is based on music Chance heard in South Korea while serving in the U.S. Army.
Also on the program are "Second Suite in F" by English composer Gustav Holst; "American Overture for Band" by Joseph Wilcox Jenikins; "An American Elegy" by Louisiana native Frank Ticheli, now serving as professor of composition at the University of Southern California; "Symphony No. 4" by David Maslanka, who recently presented master classes at Southeastern; and "Canzona" by Peter Mennin.
The concert will include the Louisiana premiere of "Everything Beautiful" by American composer Samuel R. Hazo.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.