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SWOSU Wind Symphony Concert is Friday

The SWOSU Wind Symphony will perform a free concert this Friday, April 19, on the Weatherford campus.

The public is invited to the concert that begins at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

Director Marc Mueller said the wind symphony will perform a program of diverse music, opening with Leonard Bernstein’s exciting “Candide Overture.” Other featured works include:

  • Karel Husa’s landmark work for Wind Band, “Music for Prague, 1968,” is tour de force in the wind band literature.   This work is a very intense work based on the composer’s experience observing his home city of Prague, Czechoslovakia being overthrown by the Soviet army in 1968, forcing the city to once again live under Soviet oppression.
  • George Gershwin’s Melancholy 2nd Prelude
  • Duende, by composer Luis Alarcon, is a thrilling Buleria dance with fantastic instrumental colors.
  • The program will close with David Maslanka’s “Symphony #4.”   The work is deeply emotional and incredibly powerful, according to Mueller. It features virtually every instrument at a composer’s disposal from harp, piccolo, trumpets to a massive percussion section.