The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University Music Program proudly presents the Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble Spring Concert spring concert. The concert, titled Music from Latin America will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 PM in the SOU Music Recital Hall.
The Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Hutton will perform a festive final concert of the academic year, Music from Latin America. Pieces include “La Fiesta Mexicana” by Owen Reed, “Bachianas Brasileiras No.2” by Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa Lobos, “El Retiro” by Colombian composer, Alfredo Mejia Vallejo, “La Bamba De Vera Cruz” by Argentine composer, Terig Tucci, and “San Antonio Dances” by Frank Ticheli.
The program will feature Zachary Yu Yang, Saxophonist and Junior Music Major at Southern Oregon University. Mr. Yang, the 2017 SOU Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition recipient will perform the “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone” for concert band and solo saxophone by Claude T Smith. States Cynthia Hutton, Wind Ensemble Director and Associate Professor of Music, “the concert promises an evening of beautiful and spirited music, please tell your friends and join us. Ole!”
The Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble is the sole wind band on the campus of Southern Oregon University. It is an ensemble of approximately 45 members and is opened to talented musicians from all disciplines; both music majors and non-music majors are accepted. The Wind Ensemble seeks to obtain the highest quality level of musicianship and performance. It is dedicated to the study of a diverse repertoire for winds and percussion from the masterworks to recent commissions of new compositions. The Wind Ensemble has performed for the Oregon State Music Educators Association Conference, the Lawrence R. Sutherland Intercollegiate Wind Band Festival, the College Band Director Regional Conference and the Western International Band Conference.
Tickets for this performance are $10 for regular admission, $5 for seniors, and free for students. All tickets are general admission. The OCA box office is located in the SOU Music Building, off South Mountain Avenue. The box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and two hours prior to performances. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling (541) 552-6348 or online at oca.sou.edu/box-office. Please contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants, and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.