Wind Ensemble Concert Set for May 3

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present “Every Song Tells a Story” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

The program contains traditional and contemporary wind literature that has been inspired by religious text, folksongs and poetry. Selections composed by James Curnow, Larry Daehn, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa will be featured in the concert.

“The music for our final Wind Ensemble concert of the semester covers a wide span of music history,” said Robert Hickey, Director of Bands at FSU. “The first piece, a fanfare, is based on music by 17th century composer Mar-Antoine Charpentier. Another piece on the program and quite possibly one of my favorite pieces for band, Holst’s Second Suite in F was composed in 1911 and contains British folksongs. It has been very excited to expose the students to all the stories that are contained in the text. While some of the texts have happy endings, others talk of the perils of love and death.”

For more information, contact Robert Hickey at (304) 367-4206.