Feb. 21, 2006 Music Department
The Morningside College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert with guest saxophonist Kevin Towner on Thurday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free concert, entitled “American & Spanish Sax” and is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The symphonic wind ensemble is conducted by Clifford Towner, assistant professor of music and director of bands at Morningside. He is the brother of the guest saxophonist.
The concert program will feature music by composers Ron Nelson, David Holsinger, William Albright, Robert Jager, Alfredco Javaolyes Lopez, Charles Koff, and Clifton Williams.
Towner will join the symphonic wind ensemble when the group performs the Albright composition “Heater” and Koff’s arrangement of “La Virgen de la Macarena.”
Kevin Towner is lecturer of saxophone at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He was invited to perform at the 2006 Biennial Convention of the North American Saxophone Alliance recently held on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony, the Richmond Symphony in Indiana, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Ohio.
He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Bowling Green State University.
Clifford Towner has been at Morningside since 2004. He was previously a graduate teaching assistant of music at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and the music director at Archbishop McNicholas High School and Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools in Ohio. Towner graduated from the University of Cincinnati and holds a master’s degree in music from Wright State.