April 24, 2007
The Morningside College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free concert, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The symphonic wind ensemble is conducted by Clifford Towner, assistant professor of music and director of bands at Morningside.
The ensemble’s percussion section of Kasey Farrell, a freshman from Sioux City; Derek Nolan, a sophomore from Hawarden, Iowa; Marleta Smith, a senior from Lake City, Iowa; and Andrew Held, a student from Western Iowa Tech Community College; will be featured during a performance of the Georges Bizet composition “Farandole.”
The concert program will also feature music by composers Johann Strauss, John P. Zdechlik, Vaclav Nelhybel, Norman Dello Joio, Henry Fillmore, and a Samuel R. Hazo arrangement of the English folk song “Psalm 42.”
Towner has been at Morningside since 2004. He was previously a graduate teaching assistant of music at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and the music director at Archbishop McNicholas High School and Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools in Ohio. Towner graduated from the University of Cincinnati and holds a master’s degree in music from Wright State.