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Wind Ensemble to Perform First Concert of the Season Tuesday



The Lee University Wind Ensemble will kick off its concert season with a performance on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.

“The Wind Ensemble has 19 new members, probably our largest turnover in years, but our opening rehearsals have been promising,” said Professor of Music Dr. David Holsinger. “I fully expect another great year of music.”

The concert will feature compositions by Pasquale Spino, Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich, David Maslanka, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Philip Sousa, “the American march king.” The performance will also feature “Zinphonia,” Holsinger's first composition since his stroke two years ago.

Along with David Holsinger, Associate Conductor Winona Gray Holsinger and graduate conducting fellow Timothy Linley will conduct the ensemble. This will be Linley’s last appearance with the group.

Under David Holsinger’s direction, the Wind Ensemble is committed to the highest level of performance of instrumental ensemble literature for winds and percussion. It is a non-traveling group that performs for special concerts on Lee’s campus.

According to David Holsinger, the personnel of this tightly-auditioned ensemble contains not only music majors, but also a variety of majors from across campus including accounting, math and science, and nursing. Since the ensemble’s founding 18 years ago, it continues to represent a cross-section of the best instrumental musicians on campus.

The concert is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For those unable to attend, the concert will be available for livestream viewing.

For further interest in the remainder of the ensemble’s season, its concerts will take place on Tuesday evenings Nov. 28, Feb. 20, 2018, and April 17, 2018.

For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or music@leeuniversity.edu.

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