LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Wind Symphony, with special guest Milford High School Wind Ensemble, will preform Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in B-flat at its upcoming concert. The concert will begin 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
Under the direction of Director of Bands Cody Birdwell, the UK Wind Symphony will present works by Hindemith, Viet Cuong, Kevin Day and Frank Ticheli. The Milford High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Tim Dailey, will perform works by Jay Bocook, Daniel Kallman and Henry Fillmore. Both ensembles will combine to close the concert with a performance of Jaromir Weinberger’s “Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper.”
The UK Wind Symphony is home to some of the finest wind and percussion graduate and undergraduate students in the nationally recognized UK School of Music. The Wind Symphony continues a rich tradition of performing some of the finest traditional and contemporary compositions in the concert band and chamber winds repertoire.
Hailing from Ohio, the Milford High School Wind Ensemble is one of the top ensembles at the high school level. The ensemble includes students in 10th to 12th grade who audition each spring for admittance to the band the following academic year. The band performs four school concerts per year in addition to performing at the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Contest. Milford High School Wind Ensemble performs under the direction of UK alumnus Tim Dailey.
Tickets for the UK Wind Symphony concert featuring Milford High School Wind Ensemble are $12 for the general public and $5 for students with a school ID, including fees. Free advance tickets are available to UK students exclusively at the Singletary Center's ticket office with student ID through the last business day before the performance. Ticket purchases can be made online at www.scfatickets.com/, by phone at 859-257-4929, or in person.
The School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.
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