The annual “Olde-Tyme Band Concert” on April 22 will include an evening of lighter musical fare featuring the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Robert Gifford. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Party Room.
In addition to the performance of the lively and spirited “Rainbow Ripple” by xylophone soloist Amy Vrbosky, the Wind Ensemble’s saxophone section will be featured on Warren Barker’s “Capriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band,” and the ensemble’s trombonists will perform Henry Fillmore’s “Lassus Trombone.”
The evening’s program will also include the now classic “Light Calvary Overture” by Franz von Suppe, a tuneful new work by Japanese composer Gemba Fujita, and a variety of marches by ‘America’s March King,’ John Phillip Sousa.
The numerous invitations that the Southeast Wind Ensemble has received to perform at state and regional conferences are indicative of the respect the group has earned both for quality of performances and innovative programming. The group has presented eleven world premieres, along with more than a dozen American premieres of works for the contemporary wind band and performed for both the Missouri Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors’ National Association.
The concert will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 in the University Center Ballroom on the Southeast Campus. Tickets are $7 for the general public, $6 for Southeast faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $5 for students. All tickets will be $7 at the door, but advanced tickets (with applicable discounts) are available by calling (573) 651-2265 or at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the lobby of the Rose Theatre.