Missouri S&T spring band concert to feature premiere of new music

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On April 19, 2023

The S&T symphonic band, including members of the community, plays under the direction of Dr. David Samson at Leach Theatre on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present its spring band concert this April, featuring the world premiere of “Dig Deeper,” a piece for wind symphony and electronics composed by Kyle Grimm.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The concert will feature performances by community members and students in the Missouri S&T symphonic band and university wind symphony. Both ensembles will be directed by Dr. David Samson, assistant professor of music at S&T.

The symphonic band will perform “A Scottish Sunrise” by Travis J. Weller, “Cajun Folk Songs” by Frank Ticheli, “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson and “Colossus of Columbia” by Russell Alexander. The wind symphony will perform two movements of “Symphony No. 1” by Robert W. Smith, “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst, “Overture Jubiloso” by Frank Erickson and the premiere of “Dig Deeper” by Kyle Grimm. 

“The University Wind Symphony is extremely honored to premiere a brand-new composition at our April concert,” says Samson. “This piece was intended to be a part of Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration, but COVID delayed its production. We’re thankful to Dr. Kyle Grimm of the Hartt School of Music for the opportunity to work with him and bring his wonderful piece to life.”  

Tickets are $5 for the public and free to youth ages 18 and under and Missouri S&T students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.

For more information, visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or call the performing arts office at 573-341-4185 or email alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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