KALAMAZOO—Western Winds, a Western Michigan University ensemble comprised primarily of students in the graduate winds program and their studio faculty mentors in the School of Music, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall as part of the Wednesday evening concert series presented by the Bullock Performance Institute.
The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.
Western Winds, conducted by Director of Bands Scott Boerma, performs a wide variety of large chamber works spanning the literature of the past 500 years. Literature is selected for groups ranging from eight to 20 or more players. The primary focus is that each work is performed with one player per part as dictated by the composer. Western Winds typically meets for three or four rehearsals prior to each concert. Graduate students benefit from the experience of performing next to their studio faculty mentors and preparing the literature in a professional atmosphere. The Oct. 30 program will also feature the Graduate Wind Quintet and the Graduate Brass Quintet.
Bullock Music Performance Institute
The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.
For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.