The University of Mary Washington Concert Band performed its winter concert, featuring some of the great works of the wind band repertoire, on Friday, Feb. 22.
UMW’s Concert Band, under the direction of Kevin P. Bartram, is comprised of both UMW students and community musicians. The band performs several times throughout the year and is the premiere concert band at the university.
The concert featured Vincent Persichetti’s “Pageant,” Clifton Williams’ “Caccia and Chorale” and David Holsinger’s “Abram’s Pursuit.” The program also included Goldmans’ “Chimes of Liberty March,” “Flights of Passage” and “March of the Irish Dragoons.”
“Clifton Williams knew that he was dying when he wrote this moving work, which turned out to be his final piece,” Bartram said of “Caccia and Chorale.” “It is one of the most exciting and moving works ever written for band.”
“March of the Irish Dragoons” previews Sir James Galway’s upcoming performance with the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, March 16.
For information about the UMW Concert Band or the Department of Music, visit http://cas.umw.edu/music or call (540) 654-1012.