Wind Ensemble to perform concert on campus

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will be performing its final concert of the spring semester in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24. It is free and open to the public.

The ensemble, under the direction of Margaret Underwood, WCU director of bands and associate professor of music, will perform works composed for a wind band, including Joseph Schwantner’s “From a Dark Millennium,” Walter Hartley’s “Sinfonia No. 4,” Karel Husa’s “Smetana Fanfare” and “Little Three Penny Music” by Kurt Weill.

Margaret Underwood

The WCU Wind Ensemble is an auditioned group of musicians performing a challenging repertory that includes premieres of commissioned works. In November, they performed at the North Carolina Music Educators Association’s annual conference in Winston-Salem, an event Underwood described as a prestigious opportunity for students and broad exposure for the music program.

“I’m particularly excited about this program because all of the music is at a very high artistic level,” Underwood said. “The rehearsal process has been exhilarating.”

For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.