(Story by Megan Maricle-Roberts ’14)
The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present the Vasa Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra in concert on Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. Conductors Karrin Meffert-Nelson and Douglas Nimmo will lead their respective orchestras in this annual spring concert. This performance is free and open to the public.
The Vasa Wind Orchestra will open the concert by performing Purple Pageant by Karl King, followed by Salvation is Created by Pavel Tchesnekoff and Geometric Dances by Roger Cichy. They will close with a work by Norman Dello Joio, Scenes from the Lourve. The second half of the concert begins with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s performance of Peter Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Jesters, followed by Imagine, if you will, by Timothy Mahr. The concert will conclude with Kenneth Hasketh’s Masque.
In addition to the orchestras, several ensembles comprised of members from within the Vasa and Gustavus Wind Orchestras will perform throughout the concert as well. These ensembles include the Trombone Choir, the Percussion Ensemble, the Trumpet Choir, the Clarinet Quartet, the Saxophone Quartet, and the Brass Quintet.
Conductors Karrin Meffert-Nelson and Douglas Nimmo lead the Vasa Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Wind Orchestra in their annual “end of winter” concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m.