Kansas City Wind Symphony 16th Season
The Kansas City Wind Symphony, under the leadership of Phil Posey and Pat Setser, will open their 16th Season at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, on October 13, at 7:00 PM.
The free concert is one of four in the season entitled “A Passport to Musical Adventures.” Each concert features a different destination around the world: The Americas; The British Isles, Norway and Belgium; The European Continent; and Asia and the Far East.
Special passports will be issued at the first two concerts. Free CDs will be the rewards for stamped passports at three or more concerts.
The opening concert “The Americas” will include Joseph Jenkins’ American Overture for Band and John Williams’ The Cowboys. Two new works will be premiered: Ira Hearsen’s After The Thunderer from his Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa and Jason K. Nitsch’s American Visions. Featured on the second half of the program is Missouri native H. Owen Reed’s symphony La Fiesta Mexicana and Danza Cubanas by Robert Sheldon. The concert will close with John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea.
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The Kansas City Wind Symphony will continue its 16th Season with the music of the British Isles, Norway and Belgium. Featured in the program will be English horn soloist Anne Sneller performing The Swan of Tuonela byJean Sibelius. The transcription, from the original orchestral version, is by Jeremy Schwinger of Liberty, Missouri. Ms. Sneller is principal oboist and a charter member of the ensemble.
Also featured in the program will be Andrew Boysen's Kirkpatrick Fanfare, Gustav Holst's First Suite in Eb, Percy Grainger's Blythe Bells, and Malcomb Arnold's Four Scottish Dances. The program will conclude with a transcription of the Finale from Dvorak's Symphony From the New World by Eric Leidzen.
This is the last concert that special "Passports" will be issued.
Admission to the concert is free.
Outreach concerts are planned at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, KS, and at the Bell Center, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
For more information contact Dr. Phil Posey at 816-781-1132
Updated Sept 13, 2013