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Wind Ensemble Presents Fall Concert: ‘A Night at the Movies’

CONWAY, Ark. (November 1, 2017) – The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble on Monday, November 13, 2017 will present its Fall Concert, “A Night at the Movies.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium.

Conducted by Hendrix Director of Bands Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, the Wind Ensemble will perform a collection of music that has been used in movies or has been written specifically for movies. In addition, Film Studies students and members of the Wind Ensemble will present information about each of the pieces and their movies, and will also tie in multimedia presentations with the music being performed. The program includes the following pieces:

  • Julius Fučík: Entry of the Gladiators (from Big Fish)
  • Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (from Brassed Off) - featuring members of the Natural State Brass Band
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 (from Immortal Beloved)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (from Fantasia 2000)
  • Arr. Stephen Bulla: Bond...James Bond
  • Howard Shore: Symphonic Suite from The Fellowship of the Ring
  • John Williams: Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In addition to the above program, the Percussion Ensemble will give a pre-concert performance at 7:15 p.m. in the Staples Auditorium lobby.

About Hendrix College

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