As part of the 2013 Honors Day schedule, the Department of Music at Gustavus is presenting the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Vasa Wind Orchestra in a joint spring performance. Under the direction of Drs. Douglas Nimmo and Karrin Meffert-Nelson, the wind orchestras will present their concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4.
With Conductor Karrin Meffert-Nelson, the Vasa Wind Orchestra will open Saturday’s Spring Winds concert with the Dedicatory Overture by Clifton Williams and Frank Ticheli’s An American Elegy. The Vasa will continue with the third movement of Roger Cichy’s Geometric Dances, “Hexagonal Undulations.” They will end the first half of Saturday’s performance with the three movement Music for a Festival by Philip Sparke.
The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Conductor Douglas Nimmo will open their performance with Karel Husa’s Smetana Fanfare and Aaron Copeland’s Emblems. The next work, Serenade for Flute by Howard Hanson will feature senior music major and flutist Antonio Herbert from Kissimee, Florida. The ensemble will continue with the march In Storm and Sunshine by J. C. Heed and the second movement of Alfred Reed’s Symphony No. 3 before concluding the concert with Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson.
Saturday’s Spring Winds Concert by the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.