Feb. 4, 2013
The Morningside College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The ensemble, directed by Wilson Wise, is composed of both music and non-music majors who perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary wind literature. This is Wise’s first year directing the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Morningside College.
The concert will feature original works by Percy Grainger, John Zdechlik, Vincent Persichetti, and Iowa composer Karl King.
The ensemble will also perform a piece by John Mackey called “Foundry” that features 12 percussionists with “found” instruments such as bowls, scrap metal and other materials. Morningside College’s adjunct trumpet instructor Justin Kisor will also perform the famous “Carnival of Venice” by Herbert Clarke.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will also tour to area schools Feb. 11-13. The band will perform at Sioux City West, Sioux City North, Bishop Heelan, and Storm Lake high schools.