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“Music with Friends" Inaugural Concert Featuring the Westminster College Symphonic Band

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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

Dr. R. Tad Greig, Professor of Music at Westminster College, will launch a new concert series, “Music with Friends,” featuring the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The inaugural concert is on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Will W. Orr Auditorium. Chamber music provided by the saxophone quartet, coached by Dr. James Flowers, begins at 6:45 p.m. in Orr Lobby. The concert is free and open for all.

The “Music with Friends” Concert series will feature an ensemble from an area/regional high school band. “I feel that it is a great way to share music, audiences and our students,” says Greig.

The inaugural concert will feature the Westminster Symphonic Band and the Beaver Area High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. J. P. Scanga ’09, Westminster graduate. The Beaver Area High School Concert Band will perform works by Saucedo, J. S. Bach, Van der Roost and more.

“I’ve had the pleasure of watching Mr. Scanga work and have heard his wonderful ensemble on numerous occasions,” added Greig. “We are all in for a musical treat!”

The Westminster Symphonic Band will perform “A Celebration for a New Era”, by Foster in dedication to the newly inaugurated Westminster College President, Dr. Kathy Richardson. The band will also play “Symphonic Dance #3” Fiesta by Clifton Williams; “Vesuvius” by Ticheli; “Emblem of Unity” by J. J. Richards; and the hauntingly beautiful Symphonic Prelude on “Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair” by Alfred Reed.

Coming Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. is a “Music with Friends” concert featuring the Wind Ensemble joined by the Wilmington Area High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Nickel.

For more information, contact Dr. R. Tad Greig at greigrt@westminster.edu or 724-946-7279.