Published: Jan. 31, 2020

MSU Ensembles take the Cobb Great Hall stage of the Wharton Center

Contact(s): Michael Sundermann College of Music office: (517) 353-2043

As we ring in the new semester, the College of Music presents a 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.

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4: Symphony Band                   
David Thornton, conductor

Perkins – Clutch
Lorenz – Caminantes
Zhou Tian – Seeker’s Scherzo
Grantham – Effulgent Light
George – The Wild Goose                                   

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6: 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            

8 p.m. on Feb. 7: Symphony Orchestra
Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor
Guy Yehuda, clarinet

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

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18: Concert Band/Campus Band
Arris Golden, conductor          

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

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20: 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 sponsored by Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox. The Concert Orchestra event on Feb. 20 is supported in part by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.          

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

For more information, see here.