Band, Orchestra Students Present Concert

Kansas Wesleyan's Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra presented a concert Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall.

The Wind Ensemble's portion of the program included "Mayflower Overture" by Nelson, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Carl Rowles, KWU's director of bands. The String Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jesse Henkensiefken, KWU's director of orchestras, performed Vivaldi's "Concerto Grosso in D Major," Whitacre's "October" and Newbold's "Orion and the Scorpion."

The Philharmonic Orchestra portion of the concert was led by guest conductor Dr. Mark Laycock, professor of Music at Wichita State University. He holds the Ann Walenta Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professorship and has been recognized with the WSU Excellence in Creative Activity Award and the College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. The orchestra performed Bizet's Carmon Suite No. 1 and 2.

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