Wind symphony performing this weekend
The East Shore Wind Symphony, sponsored by the Northeast Michigan Arts Council, will be performing Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Standish-Sterling Central High School auditorium.
The concert, titled “The Wind Band: Attitudes and Influences,” combines ballet music and original works that showcases the bands versatility.
“The music on this program was selected to appeal to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds,” said Doug Burtch, the artistic director for the band.
Burtch also said that the programs includes complex works, while others — like “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Irish Tune from County Derry” — have a more simplistic beauty.
The East Shore Wind Symphony is comprised of professional musicians and past, present and future music educators. Part of the mission of the band is to help promote and support music education in public schools.
As part of the performance, audience members will be asked when they arrive which school district they would like to represent. The school district with the most audience members in attendance will receive a donation to its music department in the amount of 50 percent of the concert proceeds.
Tickets for the event are $4 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door. For more information, contact the North East Michigan Arts Council at 989-846-9331.