USA Wind Ensemble Winter Concert February 19 at Laidlaw!

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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

On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., the USA Wind Ensemble, Dr. William H. Petersen, conductor, will open the 2019 semester with a collage of works that will be a treat for the listener. The concert, held in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center will open with Mark Spede's transcription of Kevin Puts "Millenium Canons." Dr. Jason Rinehart, Associate Director of Bands, will lead the group in John Corigliano's "Lullaby for Natalie" which will be followed by Grainger's charming adaption of "Spoon River." The first half of the concert showcases our very own Dr. Arie VandeWaa, Instructor of Trombone at USA, in Arthur Pryor's "Fantastic Polka".

Following the intermission, the Wind Ensemble will present Paul Hindemith's landmark Symphony in B-flat. Written at the height of his compositional fame in the early 1950s, the work is divided into three movements and includes both traditional and modern elements that have helped make it one of the most recognizable of all Hindemith's compositions. The concert closes with the rousing Opus. 99 March of Sergei Prokofiev. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a remarkable evening of music!

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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