Thursday, November 16
Enlow Recital Hall
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble opens with Vincent Persichetti’s Serenade for 10 Winds, composed when he was only 14. Persichetti went on to be one of the most influential American composers and composition teachers of the twentieth century.
Gerald Finzi originally intended for his single-movement Eclogue to serve as the middle movement of a piano concerto. A new orchestration of this introspective work originally scored for string orchestra is reset for chamber winds by Thomas Connors and features guest artist William Barto Jones at the piano.
The full wind ensemble will perform Denis Wright’s transcription of Gustave Holst’s A Mooreside Suite followed by a memorial to the 60th anniversary of President John Kennedy’s shocking and untimely assassination as commemorated by Ronald Lo Presti in his An Elegy for a Young American. The program concludes with David Gillingham’s uplifting With Heart and Voice.