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Wilkes University Civic Band Presents “Solos and Ensembles: A Celebration of Wind and Percussion Music” on Dec. 6

The Wilkes University Civic Band will host its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

Conducted by Dr. Philip G. Simon and titled “Solos and Ensembles: A Celebration of Wind and Percussion Music,” the concert will feature music from ensembles of various sizes, ranging from double quintet to full symphonic band. 

The program features “Chorale for Brass and Percussion” by Vaclav Nelhybel, “Little Symphony for Winds: Movement IV” by Franz Schubert and arranged by Verne Reynolds, and “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik. Other selections include “March, Op. 99” by Serge Prokofiev and “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” by Claude T. Smith. 

The program will also feature selections with student soloists: “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes with tuba soloist Ryan Lamoreux and “Concerto for Two Flutes and Wind Ensemble” by Domenico Cimerosa, transcribed by Philip G. Simon and with flute soloists Sofia Soares and Meghan Ertle.