Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saint Mary’s Concert Band, Wind Ensemble to perform March 27

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, both directed by Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, will present a “Music in Our Schools Month” concert Sunday, March 27, in Winona.

The performance — scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in SMU’s Page Theatre — will include works from Bach to Bencriscutto, and will feature SMU clarinet faculty member Sylva Hanson performing the “Concertino for Clarinet and Band” by Frank Bencriscutto. Other compositions to be performed include two very different compositions by Frank Ticheli; the first being his beautiful setting of “Loch Lomand,” and the second being his popular “Cajun Folk Songs.” The Wind Ensemble will perform a movement from J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, the majestic “Contrapunctus,” arranged for Wind Ensemble by Jack LaBauve. Other pieces include Shostakovich’s powerful “Festive Overture” and “Scenes from the Louvre” by Dello Joio.

The band will present this concert at two Twin Cities high schools on Friday, March 25, before bringing the performance to Winona audiences on March 27.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available by calling the Box Office, (507) 457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at