Southeastern Wind Symphony presents ‘Music of Disney’ Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 4, 2015Southeastern Wind Symphony
by: Rene Abadie

DISNEY MUSIC HIGHLIGHTED – The award-winning Wind Symphony of Southeastern Louisiana University, shown here performing in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will present a special concert for music lovers of all ages, “The Magical Music of Walt Disney,” in the university’s Pottle Music Auditorium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

     HAMMOND – A special concert for music lovers of all ages, “The Magical Music of Walt Disney,” will be presented by the award-winning Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony on Saturday, Nov. 14.
    Under the direction of Southeastern Director of Bands Glen Hemberger, the Wind Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium located on Friendship Circle. Tickets will be available at the Pottle Auditorium box office starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 per person of all ages.
    Hemberger said the concert is presented as part of an on-going educational series of performances presented by the Wind Symphony in Tangipahoa Parish.
“The Wind Symphony has committed itself to community outreach,” he said, “and especially to encouraging a new generation of students to embrace music through band and choir.”
    The concert will include music featured at the Disneyland, Disneyworld and Epcot theme parks, as well as music from well-known movies, Hemberger added. Several Disney characters will be on hand to greet the audience before and after the concert.
    The program will include music from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Tangled,” Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Other pieces to be performed include “You’ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan;” “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid;” and “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”
    Conductors in the performance will include Hemberger and three master of music conducting associates: Sharie Mahler of Destrehan, Rebecca Gambino of Mandeville, and Matthew Soukup of Ocean Springs, Miss. Featured vocalists include Tara Hymel of Denham Springs and Benjamin Vollentine of Covington.
    Southeastern’s Wind Symphony is comprised of the most talented woodwind, brass and percussion students at the university and is known for innovative programming and quality. The group has performed in the Orchestra Hall in Chicago and in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2013, the Wind Symphony was awarded gold and silver medals by the Global Music Awards for its CD recording, “Live in Concert.”


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