Wind Ensemble performs concert in Loudis Hall
The University of Delaware Wind Ensemble, directed by Robert J. Streckfuss, will present a free concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 24, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E.du Pont Music Building.
One of the featured selections, Into the Air by Timothy Mahr, was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Band. The program also features A Walk in Jurassic Park by Stephen Melillo, Ron Nelson's Aspen Jubilee, which portrays a Colorado Fourth of July celebration, and Watchman, Tell Us of the Night by Mark Camphouse, based on the 1825 setting of George Elvey's church hymn.
Camphouse calls the work a musical tribute to the survivors of child abuse, as seen through the eyes of a child.
In addition, graduate conducting student Jim McAllister will conduct Robert Ward's Four Abstractions for Band. McAllister is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory and teaches instrumental music in Wilmington parochial schools.
The University of Delaware Wind Ensemble is a select group of 46 wind and percussion instrumentalists performing music originally written for wind band as well as transcriptions from all style periods. The Wind Ensemble has toured Luxembourg and France, and was invited to perform at the Eastern Division meetings of the Music Educators National Conference six times in the last nine years.
Streckfuss is a professor of music at UD, where he teaches courses in conducting and music education.
For more information, call 831-2577.