Lee To Present Spring Wind Ensemble Concert Tuesday

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lee University Wind Ensemble
Lee University Wind Ensemble

Lee University Wind Ensemble will host its first concert of the semester on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. The evening will serve a nostalgic look back for the mature audience and provide a glimpse at the heritage of the band for the younger musicians and audience, said officials. 

The concert, titled “Off to a Good Start,” will feature compositions by composers that were important to the growing educational world of band music in the second half of the 20th century.  

In addition to works by Julius Fucik and Percy Grainger, the concert will feature compositions from Frank Erickson, W. Francis McBeth, John Philip Sousa, Claude T. Smith, Howard Hanson, and Dr. David Holsinger, conductor of Lee’s Wind Ensemble.

“Since all but one of the featured composers are deceased now, it behooves us, as instrumental musicians, to occasionally look back and honor those who brought us into this golden age of band music that we now celebrate daily,” said Dr. Holsinger.

Conducting for this concert will be shared by Dr. Holsinger; Winona Gray Holsinger, associate conductor; Heather Hall, graduate conducting student; and Maria Shepherd, undergrad conducting student.

In addition to his university teaching, Dr. Holsinger spends time as a guest clinician, composer, and conductor throughout the United States. He has appeared as a guest composer/conductor at over 60 major universities and colleges in the past 10 years. He has also had the opportunity to guest conduct high school honor band in 37 states.

The concert is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information please contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240.


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