Southeastern's Wind Symphony sets concert for March 20
Monday, March 9, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's acclaimed Wind Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert on Friday, March 20, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Titled "We Shall Overcome," the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of conductor Glen Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands.
The concert will feature the music of famed composer and guest conductor Mark D. Camphouse, including "A Movement for Rosa," composed in tribute to Civil Rights figure Rosa Parks. Also on the program will be "Yosemite Autumn" and "Anthem," both by Camphouse.
The Wind Symphony will be joined by East Ascension High School Symphonic Winds, conducted by Patti Roussel. The two groups will each perform a short program alone and then combine for "Rosa," conducted by Camphouse.
The Southeastern Wind Symphony will also feature the winner of the Kappa Kappa Psi Concerto Competition, Lindsey Poret, performing one movement of the "X" Concerto for Clarinet by Scott McAllister.
General admission tickets are $5; high school and Southeastern students are admitted free with their student ID card. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office at 220 East Thomas St. Call 985-543-4371 for ticket information.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.