Monday, October 12, 2009

Better late than never

I was getting ready to take a walk with my roommate earlier this evening when I noticed a Facebook update from a friend about the wind ensemble concert in the Conn Center tonight.

I didn't even know the wind ensemble was giving a concert tonight. It came as such a surprise to me. I know those concerts are usually posted in places throughout campus, but I guess I was so busy this week that I didn't take notice of any of the fliers and such.

I thought to myself, "Man, I always seem to miss those!" And I posted something of that sort on the friend's status. My friend suggested I just come to the concert late.

So I did.



I and my roommate arrived at the Conn Center just in time to hear the last piece and the encore. I only wish I had been there for the whole thing. Let me just say that those 20 minutes were completely worth showing up for.

Dr. David Holsinger and the wind ensemble did a wonderful job, and I was personally thrilled by the prominence of the clarinets in the second movement of the last piece. The encore was equally magnificent, sending chills down my spine.

As the concert ended and we went on our way again, I made up my mind to come to future concerts and be on time. To my great delight, there was a schedule of concerts on the back of the program.

So for those of you who are like me and hate missing out on the ensemble concerts but can never seem to find out about them ahead of time, I am posting the concert schedule for the rest of the semester.

Oct. 21, 6 p.m.
Percussion ensemble concert
Directed by Andrew Harnsberger
Dixon Center

Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Chorale concert
Directed by William Green
First Baptist Church

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz ensemble concert
Directed by Alan Wyatt
Dixon Center

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Lee University Symphony orchestra concert
Conducted by William McNeiland
Conn Center

Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Honor band concert
Conducted by David R. Holsinger
Conn Center

Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Squires Hall recital
"Classical Jam"
Squires Recital Hall

Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Wind ensemble concert
Conducted by David R. Holsinger
Conn Center

Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
"A Classic Christmas"
Conducted by William Green
Conn Center

Bookmark this page if you must, but be sure to attend at least one of these phenomenal performances. Hope to see you there!

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