Centenary Wind Ensemble presents fall concert for campus

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Wind Ensemble will present its Fall 2020 concert outside in the newly renovated Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre on Sunday, November 15, at 3:00 p.m. The ensemble is also rehearsing in the bandshell each Thursday afternoon from 4:00-6:00 p.m in the Amphitheatre because it allows for safe outdoor rehearsals with adequate physical distancing between the players. Members of the Centenary campus community can safely attend these open rehearsals to enjoy the new seating, great outdoor acoustics, and lovely fall weather.

The varied program features selections from William Walton’s Façade, a 1920s piece set to nonsense poems by the poet Edith Sitwell. Narrated by our own Dr. Gale Odom, dean emeritus of the Hurley School of Music, the piece features a small accompanying combo. The flute section is also featured in David Rose’s Hollywood inspired novelty piece “Holiday for Flutes.” Music by brass pioneer composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Ludwig Maurer spotlight the brass section. Wide ranging musical selections from Broadway, marches, opera and ballet, Spain, Brazil, and more round out the program. Ary Barroso’s iconic “Brasil” finishes the concert with a jazz/samba flavor featuring several solo turns from members of the band.

The concert is free and open to the Centenary community (students, faculty, and staff), with plenty of space for social distancing and picnics.

The Centenary Wind Ensemble is made up of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information, contact Thomas Hundemer at thundemer@centenary.edu or call 318.869.5247.


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