The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform their first concert of the spring semester at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Missouri S&T students and youth under 18. Tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance in the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the lobby of Castleman Hall.
“This concert has a combination of unusual sounding pieces, like Charles Ives’ March Omega Lambda Chi, a humorous approach to a song that was sung as students progressed on the Yale campus to a boisterous party, and Daniel Bukvitch’s Symphonie No. 1, in memory of the firebombing of Dresden during World War II, a very powerful and poignant piece,” says Dr. Robert J. Cesario, director of bands and orchestras. “The audience will also enjoy some very tuneful works inspired by folk songs, religious traditions, and the growth and resilience of the human spirit. These pieces will have everybody whistling as they leave the hall.”
The Symphonic Band will play March Omega Lambda Chi, Chorale and Shaker Dance, by John Zdechlik, Symphonie No. 1, and Tempered Steel by Charles Rochester Young.
The Wind Symphony will take the stage in the second half of the concert. Their selections will include Fanfare for Saint Cecilia, by Philip Sparke; Illyrian Dances by Guy Wolfenden; Epinicion, by John Paulson; and All Hail the Power, which contains five settings of the hymn written by five different composers as a tribute to Jim Cochran, currently the president of Shattinger’s Music in St. Louis.
For additional information about Missouri S&T bands, email Cesario at email@example.com or call the S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.