April 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Wind Ensemble will be presenting a spring concert on Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
Admission is free, and the public is invited.
Jennifer Tinnell, director of bands, is the director of the wind ensemble. Tinnell, who is in her 10th year of service at CU, said the ensemble is “dedicated to the promotion of concert band music by performing a variety of both traditional and new, contemporary master works.”
“This select group of musicians is devoted to practice and performance at a high level of artistry and fluency as they seek establish a legacy of tradition and excellence,” she said.
Tinnell describes the program below:
“Wild Nights” by Frank Ticheli is “a colorful, musical journey inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem Wild Nights-Wild Nights! It is a wonderfully spontaneous work with a wild sense of freedom.This piece features strong jazz influences and syncopated rhythms as the music takes you on a journey with many musical surprises and whimsical nuances.”
“Silence Overwhelmed” by Brian Balmages is a “tranquil and reflective piece that is driven by lush and complex harmonies.It represents the idea that music continuously moves in and out of silence and that silence itself can be a powerful means of expression.”
“Raise of the Son” by Rossano Galante is a piece whose title is a “play on words. Without seeing the words, one would think of perhaps the morning sunrise and transcendent sun’s rays however, upon seeing the words, one is immediately drawn to the Resurrection.Both are very stimulating and dramatic images to dwell upon as the music evolves.But at precisely the right moment, the final uplifting climax builds and directs our thoughts and attention to the glorious raising of THE Son, Jesus Christ, God’s Son.”
“With Pleasure” by John Phillip Sousa is a “fun and entertaining ragtime venture that was Sousa’s first composition in this style.This early form of jazz music relied heavily on syncopation and has been entertaining audiences at band concerts for over 80 years.”
“Alleluia Laudamus Te. A Celebration Hymn for Winds, Percussion and Organ” by Alfred Reed is “a hymn of praise without words, with the band serving as a single massive choir playing three gorgeous main themes developing into a quasi-fanfare led by the brass.The piece comes to a massive, gripping end as the organ joins in a powerful merging of all three themes. Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, will be featured on organ with the wind ensemble on this selection.”
The Campbellsville University Wind Ensemble personnel includes: piccolo-
Sunghye Kim of Busan, South Korea; flute – Abby Lanham of Lebanon, Ky.; Becca Saylor of Lexington, Ky.; Min-Kyu Seo of Seoul, South Korea; and Rachel Cain of Corbin, Ky.;
Clarinet – Jong Kwan Lee of Seoul, South Korea; Jong Kwan Lee of Seoul, S. Korea; Seungben Huang of Seoul, South Korea; Gwanhee Park of Busan, South Korea; Chasity Ballard of Bardstown, Ky.; Jenna Embry of Leitchfield, Ky.; Alia McClendon of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Hannah Nunn of Rineyville, Ky.;
Oboe – Dong Seok Yu of Busan, South Korea; and Carrie Wohlschlegal of Shepherdsville, Ky.;
Bass clarinet – James Nutter of Lebanon, Ky.; alto saxophone – Austin Gilliat of Scottsville, Ky.; and Daniel Beams of Campbellsville, Ky.; tenor saxophone – Haley Probus of Lebanon, Ky.;
Horns – Woo Young Choi of Seoul, South Korea; Bobbie Jo Sturm of Glasgow, Ky.; Jarrod Fenwick of Lebanon, Ky.; and Katherine Turner of Lebanon, Ky.;
Trumpet – Blake Herron of Campbellsville, Ky.; Damon King of Bardstown, Ky.;
Matt Macon of Bedford, Ky., and Dr. Reese Land, CU professor; trombone — J.D. Ragland of Munfordville, Ky., and Jeremy Bell of Harlan, Ky.;
Baritone – Josh Carney of Bardstown, Ky., and Sarah Porter of Harrodsburg, Ky.; tuba — Stephen Bishop of Campbellsville, Ky., and Doug Hurt of Glasgow, Ky.;
Percussion – Nathan Wilkerson of Munfordville, Ky.; Trevor Ervin of Glasgow, Ky.; Mary Gray of Owensboro, Ky.; Jared Clark of Versailles, Ky.; and Courtney Welsh of Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.