SUMMERSIDE – The UPEI Wind Symphony is taking on some very ambitious repertoire for their Nov. 3 performance at Three Oaks High School.
Each year the Wind Symphony, which is under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon, tours selected areas of the region to provide its membership with additional performance experiences and to share its music with a wider audience.
Sunday’s recital is in collaboration with the Three Oaks Band program, and the high school band will also be featured during the 2 p.m. performance at Three Oaks. The symphony also has performances scheduled in Wolfville, N.S., and in Montague in addition to collaborations with the P.E.I. Intermediate Honour Band and East Wiltshire Intermediate School bands.
Concerto soloist at Three Oaks will be fifth year UPEI music education major, marimbist Branden Kelly. He will perform the David Gillingham Marimba Concerto which exploits the technical facility of the marimba, showcasing its diverse colours and styles.
The recital will open with Philip Sparke’s virtuosic work, “Celebration.”
Also featured will be “Endurance” by American composer Timothy Mahr and Austrian Joseph Hellmesberger’s energetic “Danse Diabolique.”