Lee University to Present Wind Ensemble Concert
Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, will mark the second concert of the semester for the Lee University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of conductor Dr. David R. Holsinger.
Three major works of the concert have roots in the New England area: “Chester - Overture for Band” by William Schuman, “Divertimento for Band” by Vincent Persichetti, and “Four Maryland Songs” by Jack Stamp, featuring Lamprini Linderman as soloist.
“Chester” is based on an early American Revolutionary War era hymn and marching song by William Billings. This particular wind and percussion work by famed composer, William Schuman, is the first movement of his larger group of early American songs entitled, “The New England Triptych.”
A lifetime resident of Philadelphia, Vincent Persichetti is one of the major figures in American music of the 20th century, both as a teacher and a composer. The “Divertimento,” written in 1951, features six short movements in the “graceful and gritty” style attributed to Persichetti. The work will be conducted by Heather Hall, graduate assistant and conducting candidate in Lee’s School of Music.
Linderman, graduate soprano, will be featured in Jack Stamp’s “Four Maryland Songs.” Commissioned by the University of Maryland to honor its Director of Bands, Stamp has composed a varied work on poetry by and about Maryland. Linderman is a student of Dr. Ron Brendel.
The concert will also feature Holsinger’s “To Tame the Perilous Skies,” written for the U.S. Air Force Band in celebration of the 1990, 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Additionally, the ensemble will present a fanfare by Strauss, a march by Sousa, and a “Christmas” favorite as an encore.
The concert will take place in Conn Center at 7:30. This event is non-ticketed, free and open to the public.
For more information, call Lee’s School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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