The Frostburg State University Wind Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The group will perform under the direction of Philip Klickman.
Eric Whitacre will open with “Noisy Wheels of Joy,” a light-hearted tribute to comic operatic overtures. David Gillingham will perform “No Shadow of Turning,” based on the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” It will be followed by “Hymn to the Infinite Sky” by young Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa. The piece depicts the sky as a symbol for peace.
In a humorous change of pace, the group will perform “A Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion” by P.D.Q. Bach. They will also present two movements of “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by Modest Mussorgsky, influenced by a series of paintings from the artist, Viktor Hartmann. The final two selections performed will be “The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baby Yaga)” and “The Great Gate of Kiev.”
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, contact the FSU Music Department at 301-687-4109.
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