‘East Meets West’ Winter Pops Concert to Celebrate Japanese Culture
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be presenting their annual Winter Pops Concert on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in the TLB Auditorium of Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music, the band will be partnering with Hiroaki Kawamura, chair of the UF Language and Culture Department. This performance will be part of the community-wide Japan Week in Findlay along with a wide variety of cultural activities in Hancock County. The music at this concert will be mixing popular music from the United States and Japan.
Colleen Abrams, instructor of clarinet and saxophone at UF will be the featured soloist, performing on the soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. Another featured guest is Michie Joyama, she will be performing in two selections of tradition Japanese dance wearing a Kimono dress to go with the Japanese culture theme.
Senior members of the band will be honoring selected UF faculty and staff members during intermission of the concert. Audience members will also have other special surprises to look forward to during this unique musical production.
The Winter Pops Concert is free and open to the public but tickets are required. To reserve your ticket, contact the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at http://marathoncenterarts.org or call 419-432-2787.