Wind Symphony II to Perform Lincoln Score

The University Wind Symphony II will play music from the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln” at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

Under the direction of Thomas Trimborn, the Wind Symphony II will perform many songs from the Academy Award nominated soundtrack, composed by John Williams. The soundtrack, originally performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, includes numerous arrangements for wind bands. The concert will end with the “National Emblem” march, based on the melody of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

The full program will include music by Alfred Reed, Jan Van der Roost, Gordon Jacob and Howard Hanson, and will be conducted by graduate student conductors Samuel Lucas and Luiz Viquez.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 660.785.4417.