Southeastern Symphonic Winds Opens Season on September 24

joyThe Southeastern Symphonic Winds – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s premier instrumental ensemble – begins its 2013-2014 concert season with a program of classic and new wind band repertoire entitled “Joy Transfigured” on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Durant High School Auditorium.

The program includes works by Michael Markowski, Samuel Barber, Johann Sebastian Bach, Steven Bryant, Gustav Holst, and Paul Hindemith. “The theme of the program is the metamorphosis of musical ideas from one composer to another, and many of these pieces involve a composer using another musician’s idea in a new way,” said Southeastern’s Director of Bands, Dr. Jacob Wallace. “On this concert, Hindemith borrows from Carl Maria von Weber, Barber uses Bach’s music, and Markowski takes a melody from a Gary Wilson song.”

The program is being presented at Durant High School as a collaboration with the music programs of Durant ISD. “We’re very thankful to the faculty and staff of Durant ISD, especially Mr. Chris Gregg, for helping to make this performance in this beautiful hall possible.” The program will open with a joint performance by the drumlines of the Pride of Durant and the Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band.

The Southeastern Symphonic Winds is a performing ensemble consisting of Southeastern students and is open to qualified students in all disciplines pending competitive audition. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 580-745-2088 or Dr. Wallace at 580-745-2084.

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