Bemidji State University’s Department of Music hosts an Oct. 29 concert by its Wind Ensemble.
The performance will be held at 3 p.m. in the Main Theater of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors; BSU students are admitted free with a valid ID.
The concert will feature a bassoon solo by Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music, and a BSU premiere work by Aaron Perrine.
The setlist for the concert includes:
- Hosts of Freedom by Karl L. King
- Sheltering Sky by John Mackey
- Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble by Eric Ewazen
- Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 by Vincent Persichetti
- Temperance by Aaron Perrine
- Give Us This Day by David Maslanka
- Galop by Dmitri Shostakovich
The Wind Ensemble is a non-audition student ensemble group directed by Scott Guidry, assistant professor of music. The Wind Ensemble is open to all BSU students and rehearses three days per week. In addition to regularly programmed campus concerts, the Wind Ensemble hosts the Bemidji State University Honor Band, an annual band festival for many of the top high school musicians Minnesota. The ensemble takes an annual band tour with its concerts performed at many of the major high school music programs in the area. Recent tours include performances in Winnipeg and Minneapolis.
Oct. 29 – 3-5 p.m. – Wind Ensemble Concert, a non-audition student ensemble at Bemidji State University. Hosts of Freedom by Karl L. King, Sheltering Sky by John Mackey, Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble by Eric Ewazen, Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 by Vincent Persichetti, Temperance by Aaron Perrine, Give Us This Day by David Maslanka, Galop by Dmitri Shostakovich; Including a solo by Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music, BSU premiere Temperance by Aaron Perrine. Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, Main Theater, BSU campus. Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $5, BSU Students FREE.
- BSU Department of Music, Laura Holm, office manager: (218) 755-2915, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.