Department of Music

University Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University Campus Band Present ?Black Dog?

The Virginia Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Univeristy Campus Band present ?Black Dog? ? a concert of symphonic music from the past century ? on Tuesday, November 15 at 8 p.m. in Squires Haymarket Theatre.

The title piece of this event, ?Black Dog,? is a Led-Zeppelin-inspired rhapsody for clarinet and wind ensemble, featuring the founder and long-time conductor of the Wind Ensemble, David Widder, as faculty soloist. The concert also features the regional premiere of a new band work by Virginia Tech composer James Sochinski, an award-winning horn solo, featuring faculty soloist Wallace Easter, and works by Jack Gallagher, Percy Grainger, and Andrew Boysen.

The ?Black Dog? concert marks the first performance of the newly-formed University Campus Band, conducted by David McKee. This concert will be the second performance of the season for the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Patrick Casey. The Wind Ensemble will repeat the ?Black Dog? program at a special performance in Williamsburg, VA, and at the annual Virginia Music Educator?s Conference in Norfolk, VA on November 17.

Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for the general public. For further information, contact Patrick Casey, Associate Professor of Music and conductor of the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 231-5503.