KC Wind Symphony Presents American Music

The Kansas City Wind Symphony under the leadership of Dr. Phil Posey and Associate Conductor, Pat Setser, continues their 15th Anniversary Season on Sunday evening, November 18, 2012. The free concert, open to the public, will begin at 7:00 in the Sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. The season entitled “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Blue” includes concerts at Village Church, Lakeview Retirement Center and an Anniversary Gala at Helzberg Hall on March 10, 2013 featuring Kansas City jazz great, Bobby Watson. The Second Concert, “Something New (and old)” features music by some of America’s greatest composers from the past and present: Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Robert Russell Bennett, Eric Whitacre and John Philip Sousa. Vincent Oppido’s new work “Northwest Fanfare” will open the program and Sousa’s march “Hands Across the Sea” will bring the concert to a close. Featured on the concert is a suite from Aaron Copland’s ballet “Rodeo” and Bennett’s popular “Suite of Old American Dances.” Guest conductor Phillip Schaefer, Director of Instrumental Studies at William Jewell College, will conduct the ensemble in Julie Giroux’s new work “Overture in Five Flat.” (The title refers to the time the ensemble has to play the work!) The concert is sponsored by the Village Presbyterian Church Music Department, Prairie Village, Kansas.

The Kansas City Wind Symphony was founded in 1998 by the Music Ministry of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. In April of 2008 the group made its debut in Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the “Ensemble Spotlight Series” by MidAmerica Productions. In September of 2011 the KC Wind Symphony was one of the featured community groups at the opening of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City.

For more information please contact Dr. Phil Posey at 816-507-2575

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