In celebration of the ninety-seventh season of bands at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the 92-member Wind Symphony will present its fall concert Thursday, Nov. 15, 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 Lenoir, North Carolina, saxophonist Robert George performing Astor Piazzolla's tango, "Oblivion." Also featured are Rossano Galante's "Red Rock Mountain," Clare Grundman's "A Welsh Rhapsody," and Albert O. Davis's wind ensemble adaptation of Richard Strauss's vocal work "Allerseelen (All Saints)." The concert closes with Sir Malcolm Arnold's widely performed "Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo," Gustav Holst's "First Suite in E-flat for Military Band," and a delightful European March by Dutch composer Pierre Leemans, "Marche des Parachutistes Belges (March of the Belgian Paratroopers)."
Sharing the podium with Daniel Kiser, director of bands, will be associate director of bands and director of the Spirit of Lenoir-Rhyne Marching Band, Neil Underwood, and guest conductor, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jeffrey Warner
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.
The performance is free and open to public. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information, call the LR Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 828.328.7206.