University of Dubuque to Host Annual Great River Wind Symphony

Jan 27, 2016 | Kristi Lynch

On Saturday, February 27, the University of Dubuque will host the annual Great River Wind Symphony.  The concert begin at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.  Tickets are free, but required. 


WHAT:           Great River Wind Symphony

WHEN:            Saturday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:       Free; Tickets Required


Under the direction of Prof. David Resnick (Clarke University), Dr. Glenn Pohland (Loras College), and Dr. Nicholas Bratcher (University of Dubuque), student musicians from these Dubuque colleges will come together to form the annual Great River Wind Symphony in a concert celebrating collegiate bands of the Mississippi River.


With an ensemble of over one hundred students, the concert will include selections honoring band music, America’s pastime and will celebrate Iowa’s own Karl King.  The concert will feature a Midwestern premiere of “Hymn for Emanuel”, a tone poem by composer James Skylar that remembers the nine victims of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, in a way that is powerful and connecting, as well as many others.


Tickets are available for Great River Wind Symphony at the Farber Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at