Wind ensemble concert to be held at WFU

Wake Forest University students and faculty along with Winston-Salem community members will present a wind ensemble concert April 29 at 8 p.m. in Wake Forest’s Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The ensemble will perform six pieces, each steeped in their own traditions.

Greg Danner’s “New Frontier” is a tribute to the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Danner chose the title from Kennedy’s 1960 speech accepting the nomination for president of the United States.

The ensemble will also perform six selections from Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” each based on a folk song from Lincolnshire, England, and a suite from Charles Mackerras’ ballet “Pineapple Poll,” a spoof on the music of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Slavonic mythology inspired Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of Nobles,” and Aaron Copland’s “The Promise of Living” is based on the folk song “Zion’s Walls.”

Kenneth Hesketh’s “Masque” is arranged to represent the revelry and disguise of a medieval masque.

For more information, call 336-758-5364.

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