Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 17th Season “Let’s Celebrate” with a concert celebrating Spring on March 22nd at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. The free concert opens with Alfred Reed’s overture “The Hounds of Spring” inspired by a poem by Charles Swinburne that begins "When the hounds of spring are on winter's traces." Dr. Reed writes “I wanted to capture the joyful exuberance of spring and the tender innocence of youthful love in my overture.” Featured soloist is principal trumpeter Erik Hulse performing Kansas City composer Claude T. Smith’s “Fantasy for Trumpet.” This virtuosic work was commissioned by the Getzen Brass Manufacturing Company for Carl “Doc” Severinsen. The recently discovered four-movement symphony for wind orchestra “Slavyanskaya” by Russian composer Boris Kozhevnikov is the major work to be performed on this program celebrating spring. According to J. W. Pepper Music Inc. “the music is reminiscent of Prokofiev and Ewald, and is as powerful as the orchestral symphonies of Kalinnikov! “ Other works included on the program include “Away Day” by Adam Gorb and “Casey at the Bat” by Randol Alan Bass. Celebrating our nation pastime, the Bass work will be dedicated to our beloved Kansas City Royals! 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: www.kcwindsymphony.org