Winds unite tonight at UVic

University of Victoria Wind Symphony and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy play Friday at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium

University of Victoria Wind Symphony and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy come together tonight at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria.

Led by maestros Dr. Gerald King of the UVic Wind Symphony and Lieut. Matthew Clark of the Naden Band, the conductors will swap ensembles throughout the program, which includes works by Jager, Nelson, Zdechlik, and the Canadian premiere of Perrine’s Tears of St. Lawrence.

“This is a rare opportunity for the community to see and hear two outstanding wind bands perform major works independently and together,” said King.

The two groups will band together to tackle larger works including Traveler, by David Maslanka, and Four Scottish Dances, by Malcolm Arnold/John Paynter.

“UVic students have the opportunity to perform alongside professional musicians and Naden musicians have the opportunity to be mentors, while at the same time be in equal partnership with musicians who will soon enter the professional world of music making,” King said

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific Scholarship in Music Performance, awarded annually to second- and third-year School of Music students who demonstrate excellence in brass, woodwind and percussion performance.

The concert starts Friday at 8 p.m. in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets are $10/$15 and available at the door or through the UVic Ticket Centre 250-721-8480 http://tickets.uvic.ca.

 

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