Michigan State University Wind Symphony

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Violinist Kaleigh Acord starts off this week's program with "Tango," "Tin Pan Alley" and "Square Dance," a few leftover Souvenirs by Paul Schoenfield, from the November show devoted to recent students at the Longy School of Music. Then, the Young Artists Showcase heads to Michigan before the students of Michigan State head to Carnegie Hall.

Up at Michigan State University College of Music, the top band is called the Wind Symphony, conducted by Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole. Winds, percussion, keyboard and harp players audition for a place in the 60-member ensemble. Next week, they’ll come to Carnegie Hall to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus."

In this sampling, you'll hear more traditional works by Richard Strauss and John Philips Sousa, as well as Wind Symphony transcriptions of two movements from Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Finally, a transcription of the popular I Pini di Roma by Ottorino Respighi, this time with no strings attached.

Program details:

Paul Schoenfield: Tango, Tin Pan Alley, and Square Dance from Souvenirs
— Kaleigh Acord, violin; Sogol Shirazo, piano.

Moussorgsky (trans. Paul Lavender): "Baba Yaga" and "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition
Strauss: Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
Sousa: Golden Jubilee March
Respighi (trans. Yoshihiro Kimura): The Pines of Rome
— Michigan State University Wind Symphony; Kevin Sedatole, conductor.