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Mississippi Wind Symphony Concert Set for May 22

May 15, 2012

Some of the Magnolia State’s finest wind musicians and percussionists will appear in concert at Mississippi College on May 22.

The Mississippi Wind Symphony will present its first summer performance on that Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Swor Auditorium.

The concert it titled “Just for Fun,” and the group is directed by Craig S. Young, MC’s director of bands. The program is free and open to the public.

Concert-goers will get the opportunity to see many familiar faces on stage that night. Musicians include award-winning composer and retired MC music professor James Sclater on piano, plus faculty members Paul Heindl on percussion, James Wilson on trombone, Wayne Linehan on trumpet, and Marcia Cochran on flute.

Clintonians performing include Howard Cohen, Judy Dodson, MC alumnus Casey Kirk, Susan Landry, Randy Mapes, Stephanie Steelman and Whitney Walker. Mississippi College student Jeremy Donald is also with the 42-member group.

The late May concert is becoming a tradition at Mississippi College.

“It is the 12th straight year that this event has happened on the Tuesday before Memorial Day at MC,” Young said.

Featured selections will include: Verdi’s “Nabucco Overture,” Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances” and P.D.Q Bach’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion.”

The second in the group’s series of free concerts is scheduled for June 12th at Cain Auditorium on the Hinds Community College campus in Raymond.

Created in 2001, the Mississippi Wind Symphony has included musicians from Mississippi and Louisiana. The group is regularly heard on Mississippi Public Radio.

For more information, call 601.925.3439 or go to www.mswindsymphony.com.


Photo: James Sclater

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