Indiana Wind Symphony Concert in Carmel, Feb. 22
By Stacy Clark
On behalf of the Indiana Wind Symphony
On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) is your vessel to escape the cold and dreary Indiana winter. Take a trip – By Air or By Sea – on this musical journey sailing the high seas and soaring through the open skies. This performance will take place at the Palladium in The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana.
All pieces for this performance are themed around travel by plane or ship. The concert begins with Traveler, a work by eminent American composer David Maslanka. Libby Doublestein, IWS Principal Bassoon, performs the Bassoon Concerto of Frigyes Hidas. The IWS enjoyed a long relationship with Hidas, performing the American premieres of his many of his major works from 1999 until his death in 2007.
Harrison’s Dream by English composer Peter Graham, is a favorite of IWS members. The work celebrates John Harrison’s landmark invention – a clock that allowed ships at sea to accurately measure the longitude of their location, thus preventing hundreds of ship wrecks and the ensuing loss of life and property.
The concert ends with James Curnow’s magnificent Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew, inspired by a WWII aviator’s poem.
Dr. Charles Conrad, Conductor
Libby Doublestein, Bassoon
KING: Canton Aero Club
WOLFRAM: The Swashbuckler
HIDAS: Concerto for Bassoon
GOODWIN/DAEHN: Aces High
GRAHAM: Harrison’s Dream
KING: The Aviation Tournament
CURNOW: Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew
Tickets are currently on sale starting at just $20 and may be purchased at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Palladium, online at http://thecenterpresents.org/, or by phone at 317-843-3800. Student discounts are valid through college age. Groups of 12 or more do receive a discounted ticket rate as well as other benefits – call the Box Office for more information.