USA Wind Ensemble Fall Concert November 6 at Laidlaw!

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

Pictured on the Laidlaw Recital Hall stage is the USA Wind Ensemble. data-lightbox='featured'
USA Wind Ensemble

The USA Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. William H. Petersen, will perform their Fall Concert "Masterworks of Europe and the Americas" on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will open in with John Philip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea" followed by Lucien Cailliet's magnificent arrangement of "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" from Act II of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin conducted by Associate Director Bands, Dr. Jason Rinehart. In celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein the first half of the program closes with the Suite from "Mass" composed for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1971. The arrangement, originally for brass quintet and wind ensemble has been adapted for only wind ensemble by talented composer and arranger Michael Sweeney.

The second half of the program will begin with Professor Matthew Greenwood conducting a transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major" set for the wind band by Roland Moehlman. The concert concludes with Paul Hindemith's epic work for concert band, Symphony in B-flat, composed for the United States Marine Band.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or email Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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