Wind Ensemble concludes its season with ‘Botanicals’
calendar icon11 Apr 2018
LINCOLN, Neb.— The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Wind Ensemble will conclude its season with four works spanning more than forty years that nevertheless share a dramatic ethos on Monday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.
The earliest is Karel Husa’s cataclysmic Music for Prague 1968, a cornerstone of the modern wind band repertory. Just five years later Robert Linn composed Propagula, a set of free variations that grow organically outward from the initial idea in much the same manner as the portentous structure of the Husa. Two decades later James Syler composed Fields, a piece of which the composer states, “asynchronous events and layers of sound create an Ivesian numinous sound world.” And in 2012 Joel Puckett composed Asimov’s Aviary, a work inspired by the micro-aviary (drones) at the research lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Directed by Carolyn Barber, the Wind Ensemble is the university’s premiere concert band. Its select mission is to provide instrumentalists of advanced technical proficiency a pre-professional ensemble experience. With an emphasis on 20th century American compositions, the Wind Ensemble’s repertoire reflects the most recent technical and textural innovations, as well as the rich tradition of wind and percussion music extending back to the Renaissance.
Tickets are General Admission $5; Students/Seniors 3. The performance will also be live Webcast. Visit music.unl.edu the night of the event for the direct link.