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Wind Ensemble to Perform Tuesday

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The Lee University Wind Ensemble will host its final concert of the semester on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, will take place in the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. 

The concert will feature a variety of composers of original works and transcriptions. The evening will begin with a wonderful transcription of Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Attack March,” originally written for two pianos in 1843 and adapted for orchestra in 1875. The work has been masterfully transcribed for band by Kenneth Singleton.  

Music throughout the evening will feature a royal British march, an unusual take on music of the Renaissance, and “music that will remind you to buy a diamond for a Christmas gift,” said Holsinger. 

Several composers will be featured, including Samuel Barber, Andrew Boss, Charles Carter, Holsinger, Karl Jenkins, Claude Smith, and Leslie Stuart. The concert will also include two marches by audience favorite John Philip Sousa, “The White Rose March” and the early 1885 march, “Sound Off!” 

Holsinger, an artist-in-residence at Lee, has appeared as a guest composer/conductor at over 60 major universities and colleges and has had the opportunity to guest conduct high school honor bands in 37 states. He has also received numerous major awards, such as a two-time American Bandmaster’s Association Ostwald Award for his compositions and the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster of the Year award. 

The Lee University Wind Ensemble is committed to the highest level of performance of instrumental ensemble literature for winds and percussion and performs for special concerts on the Lee campus throughout the year. 

The Tuesday evening concert is free, non-ticketed, and everyone is welcome. It will also be available via livestream.

For more information about the event or other School of Music events, contact the School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu

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