PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform in its first concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m., Feb 26, in Bryan Hall Auditorium.
The concert will feature a variety of music based on representations drawn from literary sources.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of David Turnbull, will perform a four-movement composition of Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” by Robert W. Smith. The four movements will mirror the four sections of the literary classic: The Inferno, Purgatorio, The Ascension and Paradiso.
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Keating Johnson, will perform four compositions. The opening piece, “Coburger March” by Michael Haydn, was written for the city of Coburg, Germany. The symphony will continue with John Barnes Chance’s “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” and Gustav Holst’s “Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo,” which was inspired by Alan Herbert’s novel, “The Water Gypsies.” The symphony will close the evening with a transcription of “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Richard Wagner’s opera, “Lohengrin.”
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Johnson at (509) 335-3972.