Western Winds to premiere new work by School of Music director

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KALAMAZOO— Western Winds, a chamber winds ensemble comprised of Western Michigan University faculty and graduate students, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Western Winds

The concert, conducted by Dr. Robert Spradling, will include the world premiere of "Fanfare for a Long Journey," composed by David Colson, director of the School of Music. The program will also include Richard Danielpour’s "Icarus" and an original version of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue," written for the Paul Whiteman Jazz Orchestra and featuring pianist Helen Lukan. The School of Music’s Graduate Wind Quintet and Graduate Brass Quintet will also perform.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.