Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whitworth Wind Symphony to present spring concert tour, March 20-27

The acclaimed Whitworth Wind Symphony will perform in venues throughout Oregon and Washington March 20-27 during its spring 2010 concert tour. The group tours the Western United States every other year.

During the 2010 tour, the Wind Symphony, conducted by director Richard Strauch, will perform selections including Kenneth Hesketh's "Masque"; "Lux Aurumque" by Eric Whitacre; Gustav Holst's "First Suite in E-Flat"; Dana Wilson's "Dance of the New World"; "Serenade" by Richard Strauss; "Gloriosa" by Yasuhide Ito; and "Funicili-Funicula Rhapsody" by Luigi Denza and Yo Goto.


Information follows for each concert location; for additional information, please call (509) 777-3280. The performances are free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken at each concert.


Whitworth Wind Symphony Spring Concert Tour
March 20-27, 2010


  • Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m.
    Richland Lutheran Church
    901 Van Giesen
    Richland, WA 99354


  • Monday, March 22, 7 p.m.
    Battle Ground High School (with Prairie High School)
    300 W. Main St.
    Battle Ground, WA 98604


  • Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
    Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
    16th and Franklin
    Astoria, Ore. 97103
    Hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Astoria


  • Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.
    Community Presbyterian Church
    132 E. Washington
    Cannon Beach, Ore. 97110


  • Friday, March 26, 7 p.m.
    Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
    4040 Sunset Dr.
    Lake Oswego, Ore. 97035


  • Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church of Salem
    770 Chemeketa St.
    Salem, Ore. 97301

The Whitworth Wind Symphony is a select, auditioned 50-member ensemble comprising outstanding wind, brass and percussion student-musicians. The wind symphony tours every other year; recent tours have taken the ensemble to Seattle, San Francisco and Hawaii. In 2008, the ensemble recorded its fourth CD, Sea to Shining Sea. Past albums include Ride (2004), New Century Dawn (2000), and In the Spring (1998). The CDs are available for purchase in the music office and at the Whitworth University Bookstore.


The Whitworth Wind Symphony specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary literature for concert band and wind ensemble, and presents several concerts on and off campus throughout the year. The group has been recognized as one of the outstanding college bands in the region, and it has performed at conferences of the Washington Music Educators Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the College Band Directors National Association.


Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,700 students in more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs.


Contacts:


Joan Lack or Loree Swegle, music department program assistants, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.eduor lswegle@whitworth.edu.


Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.