Whitworth Wind Symphony at E-W March 27

Mar 24, 2018
Courtesy of: Whitworth Wind Symphony The Whitworth Wind Symphony from Spokane will give a free performance March 27 in Edmonds.

The Whitworth Wind Symphony from Spokane will include a stop in Edmonds on its spring 2018 tour.

The free performance, open to the public, is 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. SW

The group tours the western United States every other year.

During the 2018 tour, the Wind Symphony, conducted by director Richard Strauch, will perform traditional works for band by Ron Nelson, Joseph Turrin, Percy Grainger, and John Philip Sousa, as well as new works for symphonic winds, including Peter Van Zandt Lane’s "Hivemind" and Colorado composer James David’s "Ghosts of the Old Year."

Since 1999, the ensemble has appeared in concert at numerous music conferences, including those of the Washington Music Educators Association, the Northwest Division of the National Association for Music Education, and the Western/Northwestern region of the College Band Directors National Association.

The wind symphony has also toured throughout the western United
States and in Hawaii, Costa Rica and Thailand. The wind symphony has released five CDs, and can also be heard on the wind symphony’s
YouTube channel.

The wind symphony is open by audition to all Whitworth students in any major who are woodwind, brass, percussion or string bass performers

For additional information, call 509-777-4847.


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