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The Kansas City Wind Symphony, under the leadership of Dr. Phil Posey and Pat Setser, will open their 17th Season at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, on October 12, at 7:00 PM.

Kansas City Wind Symphony Announces 17th Season

The Kansas City Wind Symphony announces their 17th season of free concerts entitled “Let’s Celebrate.”  The title is inspired by extensive remodeling of the Village Church Sanctuary which will begin in the spring of 2015 providing a larger and more useable space for the church music programs.  The four major concerts celebrate Achievement (October 12), Virtuosity (November 16), Romance (February 14) and Spring (March 22).  The final event will be a special Pops Concert (May 3) featuring guest soloists from the Kansas City Metro area. Major concerts are held in the sanctuary of the Village Church located at 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas.  All concerts are at 7:00 PM except the Pops Concert which is an afternoon concert at 4:00 PM. Two outreach concerts will be presented at Lakeview Village in Lenexa, Kansas:  November 15 and March 21 at 2:00 PM.

Kansas City Wind Symphony Celebrates Romance

feb2015forweb2Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 17th Season “Let’s Celebrate” with a concert celebrating “Romance” on February 8 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas.  The free concert features a transcription of Howard Hanson’s  Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”.  The three movement symphony, lauded as one of the significant works in American music, is transcribed for wind orchestra by three different composers: Norman Goldberg, Frances Mc Beth and Ryan Woodhouse. Dr. Woodhouse’s transcription of the first movement has been commissioned by the Kansas City Wind Symphony and will receive its premier at the concert. Pat Setser, Associate Conductor will conduct a new work by Julie Giroux entitled “Italian Rhapsody” featuring familiar Italian songs from opera and folk music. Giroux, based in Los Angeles, is a popular composer of wind band music as well as television and motion picture soundtracks. Guest conductor Dr. Langston Hemenway, Director of Instrumental Studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, will conduct the popular “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” the signature work from the opera “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner. For lighter fare, the group will play Derek Bourgeois’ “Serenade” written as a postlude for his wedding.  Composer Bourgeois wrote this miniature in the unusual time signatures of 11/8 and 13/8 to ensure that his guests would be a bit uncomfortable as they left the ceremony! Rounding out this evening of “Romance” is a transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture “Romeo and Juliet” transcribed for wind orchestra by Mark H. Hindsley. The Kansas City Wind Symphony is sponsored by the Music Department of Village Church and conducted by Dr. Phil Posey and Ms. Pat Setser.

 Click here for a concert flyer.

For more information contact Dr. Phil Posey, Conductor, at 816-781-1132

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