WILLIMANTIC, CT (09/25/2017) Written by Jolene Potter
The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a number of musical performances in October. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center - donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.
On Oct. 13, the Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring classics of the wind band repertoire. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The Eastern Wind Ensemble is the newest instrumental ensemble at Eastern and is designed to provide students with a unique, student-centric instrumental playing experience.
On Oct. 18, the Providence-based Ensemble/Parallax will perform selections of the ensemble's extensive repertoire. The ensemble will also discuss performance techniques and the historical significance of the music presented with Eastern students, faculty, staff and local community members. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
On Oct. 25, the Concert Band will present a diverse selection of classics and lighter fare from the wind band repository. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Concert Band is a unique blend of more than eighty musicians comprised of Eastern students, faculty, alumni, local music educators and community members. Performance repertoire includes classic band literature as well as challenging works from contemporary composers.