The Ouachita Baptist University School of Fine Arts will present a wind ensemble concert on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus and is free to the public.
The music presented will be concert band and chamber music written for winds and percussion. The program will include “Illyrian Dances” by Guy Woolfenden, “Suite Francaise” by Darius Milhaud, “Old Wine in New Bottles” by Gordon Jacob, “Choreography” by Robert Sheldon, “Communion” by Carl Strommen, “Ricochet” by Sean O’Loughlin and “Scenes from Terezin” by Jack Stamp (inspired by children’s poetry and art created in the Terezin concentration camp from 1942-1944).
“Students and faculty will be able to hear Ouachita students perform outstanding literature for wind and percussion instruments,” said Dr. Craig Hamilton, OBU’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands. “The music is inspired by and taken from a variety of disciplines. We hope the audience will enjoy our music and that it will feed their soul.”
The concert features students from Ouachita’s instrumental music programs.
Flutists include Elyse Senteney, a freshman instrumental music education major from Plano, Texas; Kristin Penn, a sophomore music and psychology double-major from Arkadelphia, Ark.; Grace Thomas, a freshman music theory and composition major from Bryant, Ark.; and Erica Mayes, a freshman psychology major from Frisco, Texas.
Students playing oboe are Erica Porter, a freshman from Azle, Texas, and Brandi Hull, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Longview, Texas.
Bassoonists include Michael Curtis, a freshman instrumental music education major from Wylie, Texas; Jonathan Stockman, a senior English major from Fayette, Ala.; Paul Heunefeld, a sophomore church music major from Pine Bluff, Ark.; and C.J. Santiago, a freshman music major from Little Rock.
Students playing clarinet are Ruthie Stoner, a freshman performance and business administration/management double-major from McKinney, Texas; Brooke Baker, a sophomore choral music education major from Swansea, Ill.; Sarah Sparks, a junior mass communications major from New Boston, Texas; Brittany Green, a sophomore Spanish and secondary education double-major from Frisco, Texas; and Anastasia Waymire, a freshman biology major from Wynne, Ark. Erin Edge, a freshman instrumental music education major from Southaven, Miss., will play bass clarinet.
Saxophonists include Lauren Heasley, a senior music major from Bryant, Ark.; John Ashburn, a junior instrumental music education major from Monroe, La.; Alissa Hill, a junior instrumental music education major from Bella Vista, Ark.; and Alex Goff, a sophomore music theory and composition major from Nashville, Ark.
Students playing trumpet are Deborah Caldwell, a freshman instrumental music education major from Siloam Springs, Ark.; Chris Sumner, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Needle, Texas; and Patrick Copeland, a freshman music major from Mansfield, Texas.
Kelsey Bates, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Marion, Ark.; Kelsey Howland, a senior Russian major from Sherman, Texas; and Adam Chastain, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Bartlett, Tenn., will perform on the horn.
Trombonists are Vince DiCarlo, a junior music major from Azle, Texas; Andrew McCraw, a freshman instrumental music education major from Fort Worth, Texas; Cameron Jones, a freshman instrumental music education major from Fort Worth, Texas; and David Shugart, a freshman music major from Azle, Texas.
Noah Mitchell, a freshman Christian studies and Christian ministries major from Monticello, Ark., will perform on tuba, and Tyler Kemp, a sophomore music theory and composition major from Bolivar, Mo., will play bass.
Percussionists are Mike Kizzar, a senior biology major from Danville, Calif., and Richardo Richardson, a sophomore Christian studies and Christian theology major from Woodson, Ark.
For more information, contact OBU’s Fine Arts office at (870) 245-5129.
By Molly Magee