University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble to Present Spring Concert

Apr 11, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble will present their spring concert, “Cultural Convergence,” on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall. The concert will be under the direction of Mike Compton, director of the wind ensemble.

WHAT:            Spring Wind Ensemble Concert – “Cultural Convergence”

WHEN:            Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m.

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

TICKETS:        Free | No Ticket Required

Selections presented during “Cultural Convergence” will feature combinations of two or more diverse cultures per selection. Included in the program will be themes from Lawrence of Arabia, the story of a British soldier who adopted Arabian culture during World War II, with music by French composer Maurice Jarre; Sol y Sombra, a Spanish march that depicts an American attending his first bullfight; and Italian Polka, a work by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff of a borrowed Italian melody written for an American wind band. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Nchikota Omenala, a piece that combines folk melodies from Chile, Bohemia, and Brazil set against African rhythmic patterns. Also featured will be Coda Freiburger, oboe, playing the Rondo movement from a Mozart concerto.