FSU’s Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble Concert on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $3 for students; children under 12 are admitted free.
Under the direction of Philip Klickman, the FSU Wind Ensemble will perform two works sure to delight children and adults alike, “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev and selections from “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. Each character in “Peter and the Wolf” has a musical theme played by different instruments in the ensemble (the Bird’s Theme played by flutes, the Wolf’s Theme played by French horns, etc.). Saint-Saens’ “Carnival” is a set of orchestral character pieces, each describing a particular animal by mimicking the sounds it makes or characterizing the way it moves or carries itself.
The program also includes “Concertino” by Cecile Chaminade, featuring FSU flute instructor Pamela Murchison, and two sets of “dances,” the first being a suite of “Slavonic Dances” by Antonin Dvorak. This suite used Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances” as a basis for composition, but the two suites are very different in nature: Brahms used Hungarian folk music as an underlying melody, while Dvorak composed his own melody and only used rhythmical aspects of Slavic folk music. Dance music of another nature is featured in “Danceries” by Kenneth Hesketh. This suite of dances is a contemporary take on the dance music of Britain in the 17th century.
The concert will close with “Walking Into History (the Clinton 12)” by Richard Saucedo. This work is centered on the 12 high school students who were the first to integrate schools in the state of Tennessee following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in “Brown v. Board of Education.”
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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