Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present their first wind symphony concert of the season this October.
The performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The wind symphony will be directed by Dr. David Samson, assistant professor of music at S&T.
The program includes Yukiko Nishimura’s “Northern Lights,” followed by John Tatgenhorst’s “Chanson for Band,” William Grant Still’s “Folk Suite for Band,” John Philip Sousa’s “The Black Horse Troop,” “Soundtrack Highlights from ‘Les Miserables’” arranged by Jay Bocook and “Chase the Shouting Wind” by Vince Gassi.
“We are pleased, as always, to begin the music program’s concert season with the University Wind Symphony,” says Samson. “The ensemble has been working extremely hard to present a variety of pieces for you to enjoy. We’re especially excited to present William Grant Still’s ‘Folk Suite for Band,’ a work of tremendous importance in the history of wind band music.”
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 11 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 at the door starting an hour before the event, online at leachtheatre.mst.edu, or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.
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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.