FHSU concert features contemporary, traditional
Special to The Hays Daily News
The Fort Hays State University Bands will present their third concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
The Symphonic Winds open the program with the world premiere Nathan Froebe's "Three Dances," conducted by the composer. Froebe is pursuing a master's degree at FHSU and serves as a graduate assistant in the Department of Music and Theatre.
Resident conductor Lane Weaver then will lead the band in Robert Russell Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances." Weaver will yield the podium for two movements to senior student conductors Stephanie Demuth, Hays, and Micah Dunn, Lakin.
The second half of the program will feature the Wind Ensemble under the baton of Jeff Jordan and will open with Edward Elgar's "Nimrod" followed by Carl Orff's monumental "Carmina Burana," transcribed for band by John Krance. Henry Fillmore's "Crosley March" concludes the program. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 2 and older. FHSU students and children 11 and younger are admitted free.