Department of Music To Host Performances Tuesday, Wednesday

WAYNE – Join the Wayne State College Department of Music for a pair of events ‘emphasizing the acquired musical talent of students’ this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18.

From Ramsey Theatre in the Peterson Fine Arts building on the campus of Wayne State College the two performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. each day. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

According to a release from WSC, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, April 17 with the Mariachi Negro y Oro performing on Wednesday, April 18.

The Symphonic Band performs works by master composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius and Sergei Rachmaninoff, offering an eclectic mix of colorful, challenging and imaginative compositions. Dr. Josh Calkin, Assistant Director of Bands, conducts the Symphonic Band.

The Wind Ensemble entertains with On the Town by Leonard Bernstein, Gloriosa by Yasuhide Ito, With Quiet Courage by Larry Daehn, a Karl King March and works based on American folk songs. Dr. David Bohnert, Director of Bands, conducts the Wind Ensemble.

The Mariachi Negro y Oro concert charms listeners with traditional Mexican folk music. Dr. Calkin directs the Mariachi group. Musicians will perform on the trumpet, violin, vihuela, guitar and guitarrón.

Contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359 for more information.