Concert Features Guest Conductor And Premiere Piano Concerto

Published 3:57 pm Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Longwood Wind Symphony will present their first concert of 2013 on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood campus. Under the direction of Dr. Gordon Ring, Professor of Music, the ensemble is a 60-member group which includes players from every school and department of the university.

Dr. Glenn Nierman, Steinhart Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will guest conduct William Schuman's “Chester – Overture for Band.” Dr. Nierman is currently the national president-elect of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and he will also be speaking to music education students during his visit to campus.

The concert will conclude with the world premiere performance of “Concerto #2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion” by Gordon Ring. Dr. Lisa Kinzer, Professor of Music at Longwood, will be the featured soloist on the work which was written to celebrate the new Steinway D grand piano recently purchased for Jarman Auditorium

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Other works on the program include “Valdres Marsj” by Johannes Hanssen, “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst, and “Trauersinfonie” by Richard Wagner to mark the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth. Admission is free and the public is invited.