The Fort Hays State University Bands will present a final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
The Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Lane Weaver, will feature Eric Whitacre’s colorful and engaging “Ghost Train Triptych” as the centerpiece of the program. The performance also will feature student conductors Galen Whisman and Lavaughnte Gibson leading Satoshi Yagisawa’s Fanfare-Hayabusa and Jacob de Haan’s Adagietto respectively. Whisman and Gibson are seniors majoring in music education.
The second half of the program will feature the Wind Ensemble under the baton of Jeff Jordan and will open with Joseph Spaniola’s “Escapade” following by “Lullaby for Natalie” from the pen of American composer John Corigliano. Corigliano is one of the few composers living today who has earned an Oscar, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize. The ensemble will close with Adam Gorb’s “Yiddish Dances.”
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 12 and older. Children 11 and younger are admitted free, as are FHSU students with their ID.