Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band to present Mid-Winter Concert

Concert will feature a world premiere piece with Presidio Brass

2012 Concert Band

Date posted: February 15, 2012

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band will present its Mid-Winter Concert on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. The concert will feature guest artists Presidio Brass, a dynamic force in American brass chamber music.

The concert will begin with J. Clifton Williams' Fanfare and Allegro, which was the first composition to win the Ostwald Award for original band literature. Other concert selections include Time Remembered and Four Norfolk Dances, both by British composer Philip Sparke. The concert will conclude with William Walton's Crown Imperial, which was commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corp. for the coronation of King George VI in 1937.

Presidio Brass Photo

The highlight of the evening is the world premiere of Presidio Brass' special arrangement of George Gershwin's classic Rhapsody In Blue for brass quintet and concert band. Presidio Brass will join the WLC Concert Band for this piece.

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $6 general, $5 seniors, and $3 students and may be purchased through the box office at 414.443.8802 or online.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.