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Kansas City Wind Symphony Celebrates "Romance"


Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 19:00

Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 17th Season “Let’s Celebrate” with a concert celebrating “Romance” on February 8 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas.  The free concert features a transcription of Howard Hanson’s  Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”.  The three movement symphony, lauded as one of the significant works in American music, is transcribed for wind orchestra by three different composers: Norman Goldberg, Frances McBeth and Ryan Woodhouse. Dr. Woodhouse’s transcription of the first movement has been commissioned by the Kansas City Wind Symphony and will receive its premier at the concert. Pat Setser, Associate Conductor will conduct a new work by Julie Giroux entitled “Italian Rhapsody” featuring familiar Italian songs from opera and folk music. Giroux, based in Los Angeles, is a popular composer of wind band music as well as television and motion picture soundtracks. Guest conductor Dr. Langston Hemenway, Director of instrumental Studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, will conduct the popular “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” the signature work from the opera “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner. For lighter fare, the group will play Derek Bourgeois’ “Serenade” written as a postlude for his wedding.  Composer Bourgeois wrote this miniature in the unusual time signatures of 11/8 and 13/8 to ensure that his guests would be a bit uncomfortable as they left the ceremony! Rounding out this evening of “Romance” is a transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture “Romeo and Juliet” transcribed for wind orchestra by Mark H. Hindsley. The Kansas City Wind Symphony is sponsored by the Music Department of Village Church and conducted by Dr. Phil Posey and Ms. Pat Setser.


Complete information regarding the KC Wind Symphony’s 17th season is available on their website:


For more information contact Dr. Phil Posey, Conductor, at 816-781-1132

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