Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present an outdoor band concert this April.
The concert will be held at noon Friday, April 26, on the lawn in front of the Havener Center, located at 1346 N. Bishop Ave in Rolla. The concert will feature performances by the University Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David Samson, assistant professor of music, and the S&T Video Game Music Ensemble.
The concert is free and audience members are welcome to bring their lunch and a blanket or lawn chair.
The University Wind Symphony will perform selections from the soundtrack of “Les Misérables” arranged by Jay Bocook, “Lassus Trombone” by Henry Fillmore, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” arranged by Mayhew Lake. Faculty from S&T’s explosives engineering program will provide pyrotechnics for the “1812 Overture” performance.
Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” was written in 1880 to be performed for a string of events including the 25th anniversary of Czar Alexander II’s coronation; Moscow’s Exhibition of Industry and Arts; and the completion of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, built to commemorate Russia’s defense against Napoleon’s army in 1812.
For more information on the performance or Missouri S&T’s performing arts programs, call the performing arts office at 573-341-4185.