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Nov. 18, 2022

Wind Symphony to perform with Park Hill South High School Symphonic Band

By Karissa Rickman, communication assistant

The Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony will present a concert Thursday, Dec. 1, with Park Hill South High School’s Symphonic Band.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

“This concert especially benefits our music education majors as our students are able to experience firsthand a performance by an exceptional high school band program,” Dr. John Bell, the conductor of the Wind Symphony, said. “The Park Hill South band director will conduct the last work of the concert, and it’s good for Northwest students to experience someone else on the podium.”

The Northwest Wind Symphony will perform works including “The Invercargill March” by Alex Lithgow and “Canticle of the Creatures” by Jim Curnow. 

Conducted by Andrew Gillespie, the Park Hill South Symphonic Band senior members will join the Northwest Wind Symphony to play “Tenth Regiment March” by R.B. Hall.

Northwest music faculty Dr. William Sutton and Kyle Jones also will join the band as featured soloists, performing the first movement of “Double Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Euphonium” by Anthony O’Toole.

The Northwest Wind Symphony is the University’s premier wind ensemble and performs the best standard selections from all styles and periods, in addition to recent repertoire for wind bands.

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