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Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center
$10 general; $7 student
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The Virginia Tech Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble return to the Moss Arts Center stage in their first concert of the year and first live performance in twenty one months!

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Derek Shapiro, a performs a program titled “Folklore” featuring low brass professor Jay Crone on trombone playing Danish composer Launy Grøndahl’s Concerto for Trombone. Percy Grainger’s "Lincolnshire Posy" is a collection of stylized “musical wildflowers” collected in Lincolnshire, England at the turn of the twentieth-century. Warren Benson’s "The Leaves Are Falling" borrows its title from a Rilke poem (“Autumn”) and was inspired by the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After being exposed to military bands during his service in World War I, Ralph Vaughan Williams composed “Toccata marziale,” a piece that references early-Baroque, virtuosic keyboard music. New composer Olivia Davis’ "Koliadka" was inspired by a thousand year old Ukrainian Christmas carol that tells of how three doves created the world.

The Symphony Band, under the direction of Chad Reep, will also perform on the concert.


WIND ENSEMBLE PROGRAM: Vaughan Williams - Toccata marziale; Benson - The Leaves Are Falling; Davis - Koliadka; Grøndahl - Concerto for Trombone and Band; Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy

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University policy requires masks in indoor public spaces and Virginia Tech students and employees are required to be vaccinated in accordance with Presidential Policy Memorandum 317.

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