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Nov. 4, 2011
The Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony will feature the music of some of the best wind composers in our history during its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov, 13, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony will perform the music of Shostakovich, Bernstein, Grainger and Vaughan-Williams before closing the concert with the first movement of Johann De Meij’s “Lord of the Rings Symphony.” Dr. Kevin Maret also will make his Northwest debut as guest conductor on a composition by Hindemith.
Recently, the Northwest Wind Symphony received one of the highest honors possible by being selected to perform at the 30th International Society of Music Educators Conference in July in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is the first time in Northwest’s history that any ensemble has achieved such prestigious recognition.
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Doug Overmier, is the Northwest Department of Music’s premier instrumental group. The 55-piece ensemble performs some of the most challenging repertoire from a variety of styles and periods. It regularly participates in commissions and frequently premieres new works, performs with guest soloists and hosts conductors with international reputations.
Previously, the ensemble has been invited to perform six times at the Missouri Music Educators Association and once for the Nebraska Music Educators Association. The Wind Symphony actively supports younger players by producing several recordings for the Wingert-Jones Publishers and Joe Pappas Music.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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