“Of Myths and Legends” is the theme of this year’s annual spring concert presented by the University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
The performance, under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music, will take place Sunday, April 23 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. It will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required by contacting the center’s box office at marathoncenterarts.org/ticket-office/ or calling 419-423-2787.
The concert will feature a variety of very colorful and picturesque pieces based on myths and legends of the Greek and Roman empires.
The featured soloist will be Clay Parlette on saxophone. Parlette is a senior marketing major who is minoring in writing. He is from Curtice, Ohio and is one of the winners of the 2016-17 concerto competition at the University.
The bands will join forces for the concert finale with a performance of Symphony No. 2 by Robert W. Smith. Entitled “Odyssey,” this highly energetic piece contains many sound effects produced by instruments that will be designed and built for the performance. Sounds of sword fights, bow and arrow battles and more will fill the auditorium as the band performs this challenging, entertaining piece.