Harding University Wind Ensemble To Perform Benefit Concert

Harding University’s Wind Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Administration Auditorium.

The wind instrument ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Mike Chance, is made up of more than 50 musicians performing on instruments such as flutes/piccolos, clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas, harp, piano, and percussion. The concert will feature guest student artist Devin Daniels in a performance of Alexander Arutiunian’s “Concerto for Trumpet.” In addition, the group will perform “Sure on This Shining Night” by Samuel Barber, “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland, “Suite in B-flat for Thirteen Wind Instruments” by Richard Strauss, and “American Salute” by Morton Gould.

A special presentation of the concert will be the performance of “Only Light,” a recent work composed in 2014 by American composer Aaron Perrine after observing the courage and strength of two friends in the face of tragedy. The special performance will be dedicated to the memory of Searcy High School Lion Band member Jesse Dylan James who died by suicide Sept. 29.   MORE


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