Wind Orchestras’ Fall Concert Friday at Gustavus

Posted on November 16th, 2010 by

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Douglas Nimmo, conductor

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Douglas Nimmo, conductor

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras’ fall concert in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College will be presented Friday, November 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Douglas Nimmo conducts this performance which is free and open to the public.

This annual performance brings the College’s two wind orchestras to Christ Chapel for a combined concert of compositions written or arranged for concert band. The Vasa Wind Orchestra opens the concert with the Centennial Fanfare by Roger Cichy, selections from the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, John Stevens’ Benediction and Mark Watters’ Forged in Fire.

Following a short break to reset the stage, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will open the second half with Bombasto by Orin Farrar and the Mass from H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana. The program continues with a work by David Gillingham, Light of My Soul, commissioned by the wind orchestra for its 2005 concert tour in central Europe. Additional selections on the concert include Prokofieff’s Train Ride, Steve Schmidt’s Spin, and America by Charles Ives. The wind orchestra’s fall concert concludes with Elsa’s Processional to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner.

Friday’s fall concert by the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.


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