In celebration of the ninety-seventh season of bands at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the 82-member Wind Symphony will present its spring concert Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Featured on the program is LR sophomore music education major Makayla Slate from Conover, North Carolina, conducting Samuel Hazo’s “Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song.”
The program will also include performances of two new transcriptions by Jeffrey Warner, guest conductor and United States Air Force retiree. The works are titled “Les Dragons de Villars” by Aimé Maillart and “Zampa Overture” by Ferdinand Herold The concert concludes with “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli, W. Francis McBeth’s “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows,” and Barry Kopetz’s delightful suite, “American Sketches.”
The performance will be conducted by Daniel Kiser, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, director of university bands, and conductor of the LR Wind Symphony, and Neil Underwood, associate director of university bands and director of the Spirit of LR marching band
The LR Wind Symphony, the University’s flagship instrumental ensemble, is comprised of students and local musicians. The ensemble performs large band literature from all periods and styles appropriate to the college concert band setting. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit lr.edu/publicevents.