Harding Wind Ensemble To Perform With Acclaimed Saxophonist

The Harding University Wind Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

The wind instrument ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Mike Chance, is made up of more than 50 musicians performing on flutes, piccolos, clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas, harp, piano and percussion.

The performance will feature a solo appearance by internationally acclaimed guest artist Dr. Andy Wen on the alto saxophone. He will perform New York composer Neil Flory’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble” along with the Harding University Wind Ensemble.

Other works featured on the concert will include “Symphony in B-flat,” Movement 1 by Paul Fauchet, “Temperance” by Aaron Perrine, Movement 3 from Howard Hanson’s “Symphony no. 2” and a 2017 composition entitled “The Field Well” for ensemble by Nick Omiccioli and conducted by student conductor Tyler Parkridge.

For more information about upcoming events in the music department, visit harding.edu/music or call 501-279-4343. To learn more about special events and other free and low cost services offered by the University, visit harding.edu/community.

Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents all 50 states and 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. Harding is ranked No. 3 nationally in student engagement by the Wall Street Journal for 2019. For more information, visit harding.edu.

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