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Hendrix Wind Ensemble to Present “Impressions”

CONWAY, Ark. (October 22, 2012) - The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Karen Fannin, associate professor of music, will present a concert Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium at Hendrix. 

Admission is free. For more information call 450-1422 or email

The program will feature Percy Grainger's masterwork Lincolnshire Posy, a six-movement work adapted from folk songs that Grainger collected on a trip to Lincolnshire, England. Grainger dedicated his "bunch of wildflowers" to "the old folksingers who sang so sweetly to me." 

Soloists on Lincolnshire Posy include:

  • Maya Bastille '14 from Tampa, Fla.
  • Audrey McMillon '16 from Arkadelphia, Ark.
  • Shelby Morrow '16 from Rockwall, Texas
  • Sybil Watkins '16 from Nashville, Tenn.
  • Bernard Smith '15 from Beebe, Ark.
  • Jack Finney '13 from Denton, Texas
  • Sarah Eddington '16 from Benton, Ark.
  • Duncan Gibbs '15 from Mission Hills, Kan.
  • Sara Hales '14 from Conway, Ark.
  • Calvin Cochran '13 from Huntsville, Ala.
  • Payton Finch '16 from Paragould, Ark.
  • McKenna Raney '14 from Oxford, Miss. 


Other works on the program are all written by living composers, including Flight by Brian Balmages, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, Strange Humors by John Mackey, and "Apollo Unleashed" from Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli. 

Featured on the Mackey piece will be Hayley Thomson '15, djembe, from Austin, Texas; and Sara Hales '14, English horn, from Conway, Ark.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit