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Illinois Wind Symphony

Kevin M. Geraldi, conductor
Ben Roidl-Ward, bassoon
Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer

The final Wind Symphony concert of 2023 features new U of I Bassoon Professor Ben Roidl-Ward as soloist in Augusta Read Thomas’ distinctive concerto for bassoon and winds, Carnival. A new work by Carlos Simon and classic pieces by Bach and Schoenberg transform traditional melodies and forms. The program concludes with an unusual combination of three distinctive and timeless works by Sousa.

Program: Transformations and Traditions

Carlos Simon: Go Down Moses
J.S. Bach/Cailliet: How Fervent is My Longing
Arnold Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, op. 43a
Augusta Read Thomas: Carnival
Ben Roidl-Ward, bassoon
John Phillip Sousa: A Sousa Spectacular
By the Light of the Polar Star
Tango: The Gliding Girl
The Gallant Seventh

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Nov 30, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
10 / SC 7 / STU, UI & YTH 4