The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will combine forces under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music, for their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The event will be free and open to the public, no tickets required.
“Through the Narrow Gate – The Road to Salvation” is the theme for this year’s concert. Featured works will celebrate the human spirit and spirituality with selections including “When Spirits Soar,” “Salvation,” “Into the Storm” and “Allerseelen” (All Souls Day). The bands will join forces for the finale to offer a highly emotional work by Robert W. Smith entitled “The Divine Comedy,” a musical interpretation of Dante’s “Inferno.”
Featured soloist for the concert will be trombonist, Jacob Myers from Shaker Heights, Ohio. A winner of the 2018-19 Concerto Competition at UF, Myers will perform a theme and variations arrangement of “Annie Laurie” by Arthur Pryor.
Senior band members will be recognized, winners of the 2019-20 Scholarship and Concerto Competitions will be introduced and 25-year community members of the Symphonic Band will be recognized.