February features MSU Bands and Orchestras at Wharton Center

MSU Wind Symphony
Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 30, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — As we ring in the new semester, the College of Music presents a dramatic week of band and orchestra performances featuring faculty-artists Gwen Dease, percussion, and Guy Yehuda, clarinet. Additionally, the MSU Symphony Band will perform two works by MSU Composition faculty, Zhou Tian and Ricardo Lorenz, and the MSU Concert Orchestra will premiere a unique composition which invites the audience to participate with making music. All five performances will take place in the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall.

2/4 Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Band []
David Thornton, conductor
David Thornton, conductor
Perkins – Clutch
Lorenz – Caminantes
Zhou Tian – Seeker’s Scherzo
Grantham – Effulgent Light
George – The Wild Goose

2/6 Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Wind Symphony []
Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor
Gwen Dease, percussionist

Stravinksy/Rogers – Fireworks
Maslanka – Concerto for Marimba and Band
Chabrier/Junkin – Marche Joyeuse
Schoenburg – Symphony No. 2: Migration

2/7 Friday 8 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra []
Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor
Guy Yehuda, clarinet

Dvořák – Carnival Overture
Mozart – Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K. 622
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor

2/18 Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band/Campus Band []
Arris Golden, conductor

Fletcher/Karrick – Vanity Fair
Meechan – Close to the Sun
Jacob – Music for a Festival
Zehle – Wellington March

2/20 Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Concert Orchestra []
Joseph Hodge, conductor

Concerto for Audience, World Premiere
Mvt 1: Aria, Evan Snyder
Mvt 2: The Score, Spencer Arias
Mvt 3: Puls, Elena Specht
Borodin – Symphony No. 2

The Symphony Orchestra concert on Feb. 7 is generously sponsored by Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox and the Concert Orchestra event on Feb. 20 is supported in part by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

General admission seating: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, free for students and those under 18 with valid ID, and are available from the College of Music box office—in person at the Music Building, Room 102, 333 W. Circle Drive or over the phone at (517) 353-5340—online at, or at the door one hour before the show.

More information can be found at []

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