The Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present their Fall Band Concert on Sunday, October 20 with guest artist Josh Wirt, professor of tuba at the College.
Under the direction of John Heath, the Symphonic Band will perform The Sinfonians by Clifton Williams and feature others works such as Christopher Tin’s Sogno di Volare and John Barnes Chance’s Incantation and Dance, and end with Jeremy Bell’s Celtic Wedding.
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Hile, will open its portion of the program with Gavorkna Fanfare by Jack Stamp and Magnolia Star by Steve Danyew. Wirt will be the guest artist on Edward Gregson’s Concerto for Tuba. Other featured works include Don Gillis’ Shindig and the third movement of David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 7.
The concert is in memory of Ross Kellan, former Elmhurst College professor, music department and music education division chair, and conductor of the Symphonic Band. Donations will be accepted for the Ross Kellan Memorial Scholarship fund, established to honor the legacy of the late professor.
The Fall Band Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information on the music department, please visit elmhurst.edu/music.