Posting Date: October 7, 2010

Kennesaw State Wind Ensemble to perform in concert

Performance includes music by composer Joseph Schwanter

By Andrea C. Kirwan

KSU Wind Ensemble in performance
Photo by Anne Almasy

The Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble will perform at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. The ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary pieces including "All for One" by Robert Litton and conducted by John Culvahouse; "Psalm for Band, Opus 53" by Vincent Persichetti and "Fandango" by Joseph Turrin.

In addition to Culvahouse, David Kehler, KSU director of bands, will also serve as conductor for the performance. He explains, "
It's a wide variety of music on the whole program. I always balance programs out with new music and other traditional pieces that have stood the test of time. The program includes music composed as early as last year and music composed in the early 1950's.”

Unique to this concert is the performance of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwanter. The talented composer's music has never been performed at KSU, and Kehler says, “The fact that we can perform Schwanter is a big deal because it requires a highly intelligent and talented group of players, especially percussion, to pull it off. I think it's significant because it demonstrates where KSU is and where it's going.”

Additionally, the performance will feature a duet performance by Tom Gibson, KSU artist-in-residence in trombone and Jennifer Marotta, KSU artist-in-residence in trumpet. “They're terrific,” Kehler says. “It's going to be a lot of fun.”

Tickets for the performance are $5. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the KSU box office or call 770-423-6650.


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