TROY – The Troy University Symphony Band presents its first concert of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in Claudia Crosby Theater. The free concert will feature several masterworks of wind band repertoire including Paul Hindemith’s monumental “Symphony in Bb,” Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry” and a seldom-heard work by John Philip Sousa entitled “By the Light of the Polar Star,” among others.
“Our students in the Symphony Band gain valuable performing experience in a formal concert setting and they have the opportunity to perform significant music for enthusiastic audiences,” said Dr. Mark Walker, Director of Bands at TROY.
Walker said the John M. Long School of Music and the College of Communication and Fine Arts provide the free concerts as both public service and outreach. “These concerts are an important part of the educational efforts of the University. They provide a learning platform for our students to gain experience they will use in their future careers in education or industry, and they provide the community an enjoyable evening of entertainment,” he said.
The concert will last about an hour.