Feb. 11, 2009
The Morningside College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert on Friday, Feb. 20, 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 concert, entitled “Variations,” will feature music with variations that have been composed or transcribed for a wind band. The program will include works by composers Steven Bryant, Aaron Copland, David Holsinger, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, Mariano San Miguel, and a Tony McCutchen arrangement of the Ney Rosauro composition “Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble.”
Kasey Farrell, a junior from Sioux City, will perform a marimba solo during the ensemble’s performance of “Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble.”
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.