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Wind and jazz ensembles host in-person fall concerts

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Posted on Monday, November 8, 2021

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble are taking the stage to perform separate in-person concerts this weekend at Orr Auditorium.

At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, the Wind Ensemble will perform their fall concert and also highlight two student conductors, winners of Westminster College’s Young Conductor competition.

Senior music education major Jonah Hubauer of Clarion, Pa., will conduct Robert W. Smith’s “Covenant,” while junior music education major Madaline Matejka of Aliquippa, Pa., will conduct Steven Bryant’s “Dusk.”

While Dr. R. Tad Greig, professor of music and director of bands, is on sabbatical leave this fall, Dr. Timothy Winfield, associate music professor, will lead the ensemble in well-known works for wind band such as Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F” and less-known compositions by composers such as Robert Washburn’s “Kilimanjaro,” while also highlighting contemporary composers such as Nicole Piunno’s “Autumn Air.”

The Jazz Ensemble, also directed by Winfield, will perform their fall concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14.

With several big band arrangements of jazz musicians and composers of the 20th century such as Thelonious Monk, the concert will feature improvised solos by several student instrumentalists and vocalist.

Since social distancing requirements will be in place, both concerts are limited to 320 in-person attendees who must remain masked at all times. Attendees must also remain a standard 3-foot social distance during performances.

Although the concerts are limited to in-person attendees, they will be live-streamed for viewers at home.
For livestream of the Wind Ensemble, click here, and for Jazz Ensemble, click here.

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