The Jacobs School’s Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen W. Pratt, offers a free Election Night concert this evening at 8pm in Auer Hall, ending well before the results are tallied!
The concert will feature Professor William Ludwig, who will perform The Avatar: Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Winds by Dana Wilson. The three movement concerto displays the unique qualities of the bassoon and the wonderful musical interpretation of the soloist. He’ll be joined on the concerto by Chih-Yi Chen, performing the very extensive piano part, along with many of the principal players of the IU Wind Ensemble.
Other items of interest include the world premiere of the wind ensemble version of Plenty of Horn by David Stock, a piece composed for Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony. The wind version has just been completed by Dr. John Boyd, emeritus professor from Indiana State University. Florent Schmitt’s original composition for wind band, Dionysiaques, was composed in 1913 for the finest musicians in Paris. It is a tour-de-force which will conclude the concert.
Other works by Percy Grainger, Warren Benson, William Bolcom and Claude Debussy will also be performed.