“The selections chosen for this program reference various locations around the world, either directly or indirectly,” said Scott Tobias, director of bands at WVU. “Audience members will enjoy the sounds of Irish folk music, dance music from Southeastern Europe, and a composition inspired by the gathering of an army in the Middle East during Biblical times.”
“Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by Andrew Boysen, Jr. starts the program. The piece has an overarching Irish flare, including a strain of “Danny Boy” and exciting brass sections.
“The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron” by David Holsinger and “Albanian Dance” by Shelley Hanson add to the worldly theme. “Rest” by Frank Ticheli, “Overture for Winds” by Charles Carter and “Cambrian Explosion” by Richard Saucedo round out the program.
Multidisciplinary students from the College of Creative Arts, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, College of Education and Human Resources and School of Pharmacy comprise the WVU Symphonic Band.
As with all concerts from WVU’s premiere ensembles, WVU students receive free admission with their student IDs. For general admission tickets, contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW or visit Ticketmaster.