WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
The Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic will join forces with the University Singers and OCU Chamber Choir for a massive season-opening performance of more than 150 singers and instrumentalists in the Atrium of the Bass Music Center. The 8 p.m. concert, Tuesday, Oct. 5, is free and open to the public.
Conductor Matthew Mailman will lead the ensemble in works by Gustav Holst, Samuel Scheidt, John Barnes Chance, Morton Gould and Richard Wagner. Highlighting the evening will be From “Leaves of Grass,” a setting of Walt Whitman’s poetry composed by the conductor’s father, Martin Mailman, in 1963. The program will conclude with “Te Deum Laudamus,” for chorus and bamd, composed in 1985 by Ron Nelson.
Remaining concerts for the 2010-11 Wind Philharmonic season are Dec. 2, March 3, and April 26. Performances begin at 8 p.m. in Petree Recital Hall, and are free and open to the public:
OCU flutists take the spotlight for the Wind Philharmonic’s Dec. 2 concert. Deanna Acree will be featured soloist in Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313. Thomas Hamilton will solo in “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” by Charles Tomlinson Griffes. Also on the program, Beethoven, Malcolm Arnold, and Vittorio Giannini.
The March 3 concert will feature the music of Leonard Bernstein, Ron Nelson, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ottorino Respighi and Vincent Persichett.
The season finale, April 26, is comprised of an instrumental petting zoo and a musical program designed for fourth- and fifth-graders, featuring the works of Sir Arthur Sullivan, Charles Ives, Bernard Rogers, Alexandr Mosolov, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Igor Stravinsky, John Philip Sousa and Paul Hindemith. Call 405.208.5474 for information on morning, afternoon, and evening performances.