Truman Bands to Perform Final Concerts of the Year

The Truman Bands will close out the 2016-17 academic year with a series of concerts between April 27 and May 2.

Wind Symphony II will perform at 8 p.m. April 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert will feature “In Memoriam, Dresden, 1945,” which depicts the bombing of Dresden during one of the most horrific attacks by the Allied forces against Germany, killing approximately 150,000 men, women and children. Other pieces include a setting of Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and the “National Emblem March” conducted by Tom Trimborn, professor emeritus of music.  

Wind Symphony I will perform Randy Smith’s retirement concert at 8 p.m. April 28 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will feature Smith on the “Porgy and Bess Medley.” Also featured will be Pat Mickey, assistant professor of music, playing a movement of Dana Wilson’s “Horn Concerto.” Wind Symphony I will also perform the Missouri premiere of “Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt” by Jess Turner. The Truman State University Wind Symphony I is a consortium member for this piece and is one of the first ensembles to bring it to life.

Concluding the 2016-17 Truman Bands concerts will be Concert Band at 8 p.m. May 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert features a variety of conductors including Jennifer Rubin, Tim Clasby and the two conducting apprenticeship winners, Andy Overmann and Austin Motley.

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