WSC Music Department Presents Touch Of Brass, An Evening Of Choirs

WSC Music Department Presents Touch Of Brass, An Evening Of Choirs
Courtesy of Wayne State College. Back row (l to r): Kevin McLouth, Randy Neuharth, and David Bohnert Front row: Gary Reeves and Josh Calkin

WAYNE – Following back-to-back musical performances highlighted by the Sioux City Symphony Brass Quintet and midwestern composers, the next three days will feature more brass instruments and an evening of choirs.

According to a release from WSC, a Touch of Brass will present ‘The Many Shades of Brass’ on Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Ley Theatre.

Musical selections infuse German renaissance and seventeenth century baroque with contemporary and American. For example, “Suite from West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein blends opera, jazz, and Latin America dance music. The swing favorite, “If I Only Had a Brain” by Harold Arlen, combines fun with charming.

The challenging, powerful, and sometimes playful music highlights each musician’s skillset. A Touch of Brass includes David Bohnert, trumpet; Kevin McLouth, trumpet; Gary Reeves, horn; Randy Neuharth, trombone and Josh Calkin, tuba. The group has entertained audiences in northeast Nebraska and the surrounding area for more than 30 years.

The performance is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed at www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program is accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

 

The WSC Music Department will then showcase an ‘Evening of Choirs Concert’ on Monday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre.

The WSC concert choir, women’s choir and chamber choir are conducted by Dr. Matthew Armstrong. Shelly Armstrong, staff accompanist will serve as collaborative pianist.

This performance is also free and open to the public and will be livestreamed at www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program is accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

 

Also, an event that will be livestreamed only is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 being the Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m.

The Symphonic Band is conducted by Anthony Baird. Repertoire includes the lush harmonies of “Sweet New Moon” by Yukiko Nishimura and the popular military march “Globe and Eagle” by John Philip Sousa. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Josh Calkin. Selections cover Brooke Pierson’s “Each Moment Should be Lived Fully,” celebrating life’s positive spirit during challenging times; David Maslanka’s environmentally conscious “Mother Earth” fanfare and Philip Sparke’s thrilling and energetic “Strathcarron.”

Due to space limitations in the WSC Music Annex, this concert will be only viewed online at the Wayne State College Department of Music Facebook page.

For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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