Feb. 15, 2007
The Morningside College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free concert, which 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.
The percussion section will perform alone on the Steve Kastuck composition “Variants.” The percussion quintet was written for marimba, snare drums, cymbals, bass drum, and timpani. The members of the percussion section are: Kasey Farrell, a freshman from Sioux City; Derek Nolan, a sophomore from Hawarden, Iowa; Marleta Smith, a senior from Lake City, Iowa; and Andrew Held, a student from Western Iowa Tech Community College who hails from Greenfield, Ind.
The concert program will also feature music by composers Andrew Boysen, Gabriel Faure, Derek Bourgeois, Norman Dello Joio, Johann Sebastian Bach, David R. Gillingham, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Johann Strauss.
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.