The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony will present the final concert of the 2018-2019 Music Ensembles Series with “Big and Little” on Tuesday, April 30, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus.
The program will feature instrumental music students studying in the Holland College of Arts and Media. A variety of ensembles, both big and little, will take the stage.
The Concert Band will begin at 7:30 p.m. with “March of the Belgian Paratroopers,” followed by the multi-movement composition, “Incidental Suite,” a piece by native Missourian composer Claude T. Smith. The Concert Band will conclude their portion of the concert with a piece written in 2010 by composer Michael Markowski entitled “Shine.”
The Southeast Wind Symphony will perform “Festival Prelude” and “See Rock City” as a large ensemble. The “Little” portion of the program will be carried out by a woodwind choir performing “Nimbus 2000” from the Harry Potter films, a 10-piece ensemble performing “Little Symphony” by Franz Schubert, and both a brass ensemble and a percussion ensemble will make guest appearances.
“This is the first concert in quite some time that will emphasize a variety of performing configurations as the premise for the title of the concert,” said Dr. Martin Reynolds, director of bands and conductor of the Concert Band and Wind Symphony. “Full ensemble selections presented by both the Concert Band and Wind Symphony will be contrasted with smaller chamber music ensembles.”
The concert will be performed by music majors, as well as non-majors from a variety of academic areas. Reynolds said that the diversity of the ensembles and musical styles is sure to create an extraordinary performance atmosphere.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org/.