Wells School of Music’s Esteemed Wind Ensemble Performs FREE Concert on November 3

Wind EnsembleThe Wells School of Music presents the esteemed Wind Ensemble in a FREE concert on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester.

The ensemble will perform under the direction of guest conductor, Steven Davis, who comes to West Chester from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. The program includes Anna Clyne’s “Masquerade”, “Ash” by Jennifer Jolley, and “Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith.

Conductor Steven Davis is a lauded, versatile, and cosmopolitan conductor who has inspired ensembles around the world. In constant demand as a guest conductor, he has conducted across four continents, working with ensembles in cities such as Bangkok, Beijing, Interlochen, Lisbon, Salzburg, Sydney, Tianjin, Vienna, and regularly conducts in his favorite city, Kansas City.

Davis has worked to break down barriers as a conductor by leading performances across many genres. He has been celebrated as a conductor of wind ensembles, orchestras, opera, ballet, and cutting-edge new music ensembles. In addition to conducting symphonic repertoire of historically significant composers, Davis is fervently committed to performing new repertoire. This commitment has been praised by prominent contemporary composers including Robert Beaser, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Osvaldo Golijov, Stephen Hartke, James Mobberley, Narong Prangcharoen, Bernard Rands, Paul Rudy, Steven Stucky, Frank Ticheli, and Zhou Long.  Davis currently serves as the Rose Ann Carr Millsap Missouri Distinguished Professor of Music and Professor of Conducting, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.

The Wells School of Music Wind Ensemble is composed of 52 of the finest wind and percussion players in West Chester’s Wells School of Music. As a premier ensemble, the group represents West Chester University at conventions and performs in high schools throughout the region. Many new works have been commissioned by the ensemble in recent years.



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