Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30pm
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs its final program of the 2016-17 year. The repertoire includes a memorial tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky who passed away in 2016, and Pulitzer composer William Bolcom’s “Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band,” commissioned in part by the Penn State concert bands and featuring faculty saxophone professor David B. Stambler. A co-winner of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 2016-17 Concerto Competition, Ian Adams, will also perform as euphonium soloist in Ron Nelson’s “Night Song.”
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is conducted by director of concert bands Dennis Glocke. He is assisted by graduate wind conducting student Brett Penshorn.