KC Wind Symphony presents 'From Europe with Love' Feb. 3

The Kansas City Wind Symphony under the leadership of Dr. Phil Posey and Associate Conductor, Pat Setser, continues their 15th Anniversary Season on Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2013. The concert is free and open to the public and is slated for 3:00 in the Sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. The season is entitled “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Blue.” This third concert, “Something Borrowed” features music by some of Europe’s greatest composers from the past: Dimitri Shostakovitch, Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov, Dimitri Kabalevsky and Richard Strauss. Featured on the program is Gary Ziek’s new and programmatic work, “Aegean Symphony.” Of Greek heritage, Ziek portrays characters from Greek Mythology: Phaeton, Sisyphus, Pan and Pandora. Select players will perform the “Serenade for Winds” by Richard Strauss. Pat Setser, Associate Conductor, will conduct the group in H. Robert Reynolds setting of the responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas, “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen of Kings College, Cambridge, England. The program will close with the finale from Shostakovitch’s “Symphony No. 5” transcribed for winds by Charles B. Righter. 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. The ensemble will present their “13th Anniversary Gala” in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center on March 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Bobby Watson, Kansas City jazz great, is the featured soloist. The concert is free and tickets will be available via the Kauffman Center box office.

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

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