Gustavus Winds Perform in Christ Chapel Friday

Posted on November 11th, 2008 by

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra in Concert

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra in Concert

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras present their fall concert Friday, November 14 in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The 7:30 p.m. performance of the wind orchestras, conducted by Douglas Nimmo, includes works by Wagner, Weinberger, Reed (both H. Owen and Alfred), Saucedo and others. It is free and open to the public.

The Vasa Wind Orchestra opens Friday’s program with Snow Caps by Richard Saucedo, followed by the Prelude and Fugue in F minor by Huston Bright and The Heart of the Morn by H. Owen Reed. It concludes its half of the program with the Wedding Dance from the Symphonic Suite Hasseneh by Jacques Press.

In the second half of the program, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra continues with Richard Wagner’s Huldingungsmarsch and the Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger, a Czech-born composer who traveled with the Gustavus Band on tour in 1942. The wind orchestra continues with Yo Goto’s Lux Aeterna, followed by My Sister’s Tears, a 2006 work by Ralph Hultgren and concludes with Alleluia! Ladamus Te by Alfred Reed.

Friday’s concert by the combined wind orchestras at Gustavus begins at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. It is free and open to the public.


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