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Something old, something new for April 18 Wind Symphony Concert

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Despite the concert’s title, audience members won’t see white dresses or flower girls during the final spring performance by the West Virginia University Wind Symphony.

“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Creative Arts Center.

“While our theme for the concert takes its cue from a common wedding phrase, the program itself has little to do marriage,” said Scott Tobias, director of bands. “Instead, the phrase describes the compositions that will be heard by the audience – an older work composed in 1913, a newer work composed in 2015, a borrowed piece originally written for organ instead of wind ensemble and a composition influenced by the ‘blues.’”

Tobias will lead the symphony through pieces including “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” by Karl L. King and “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli. Matthew McCurry, a conducting doctoral candidate, will lead his fellow students through Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasia in G.

Michael Ibrahim, associate professor of saxophone at WVU, will join the symphony for William Bolcom’s Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band. 

For tickets, contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW or visit Ticketmaster. WVU students receive free admission with their student IDs.