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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).  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. 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 Spring

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Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 17th Season “Let’s Celebrate” with a concert celebrating Spring on March 22nd at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. The free concert opens with Alfred Reed’s overture “The Hounds of Spring” inspired by a poem by Charles Swinburne that begins “When the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces.” Dr. Reed writes “I wanted to capture the joyful exuberance of spring and the tender innocence of youthful love in my overture.”

Featured soloist is principal trumpeter Erik Hulse performing Kansas City composer Claude T. Smith’s “Fantasy for Trumpet.” This virtuosic work was commissioned by the Getzen Brass Manufacturing Company for Carl “Doc” Severinsen.

The recently discovered four-movement symphony for wind orchestra “Slavyanskaya” by Russian composer Boris Kozhevnikov is the major work to be performed on this program celebrating spring. According to J. W. Pepper Music Inc. “the music is reminiscent of Prokofiev and Ewald, and is as powerful as the orchestral symphonies of Kalinnikov! “

Other works included on the program include “Away Day” by Adam Gorb and “Casey at the Bat” by Randol Alan Bass. Celebrating our nation pastime, the Bass work will be dedicated to our beloved Kansas City Royals! 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

Comments or questions are welcome.

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