BSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert set for April 27

BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 18, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will unite for the season’s final group performance by the University’s Department of Music on Wednesday, April 27.

The concert is set for a 7:30 p.m. start in the Main Theatre of Bemidji State’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission is $5; tickets for seniors are $3 and students are admitted free with a valid ID.

The concert will feature retiring faculty members Dr. Pat Riley, cello; and Dr. Steve Konecne, saxophone. The BSU Wind Ensemble will perform “Prayer” by Michael Schelle, for solo cello and chamber winds featuring Riley.

Konecne will be featured playing saxophone on the Symphonic Jazz Suite for jazz combo and concert band by Frank Bencriscutto. He will be joined by Dr. Del Lyren, trumpet, Riley, bass, and Greg Gaston, drums.

The Wind Ensemble will also be performing Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Jesters,” “Celebration Overture” by Paul Creston, and Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli. The Symphonic Band will be performing “Chorale and Alleluia” by Howard Hanson, “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a medley of music from “The Wizard of Oz.”

For more information, please call the BSU Department of Music at (218) 755-2915.