Wind Ensemble shares 'Rhythm Changes'

The Wind Ensemble performs Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.
The Wind Ensemble performs Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.

The Glenn Korff School of Music Wind Ensemble returns to Lincoln after their performance at the College Band Directors National Association Conference for a "Rhythm Changes" performance on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

The conference theme, “…and all that jazz,” infuses the program. From Dana Wilson’s quirky "Piece of Mind" to Morton Gould’s classic "Ballad for Band," Gernot Wolfgang’s idiomatic hybrid "Three Short Stories" to Donald Grantham’s award-winning Fantasy Variations on Gershwin’s Second Prelude, jazz is the order of the day. And to top it off is the world premiere of a composition by Kimberly Archer that sets the wind ensemble on one of the idiom’s most enduring harmonic foundations.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Hixson-Lied Professor and Director of Bands Carolyn Barber, is the university’s premier concert band. Its select mission is to provide instrumentalists of advanced technical proficiency a pre-professional ensemble experience.

Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 students/seniors and are available at the door. This performance will also be live webcast: