Fall concerts aim to blow you away with the leaves

     The hills around Wayne are about to come alive with the sound of music.

On Monday, the Wayne State College Department of Music will present the WSC Woodwind Chamber Ensembles in concert at Ley Theatre. Their performance in the Brandenburg Education Building will begin at 7:30 p.m.

WSC’s Sax Quartet, Clarinet Choir and Flute Choir will present a selection of chamber music and will be directed by Dr. Karl Kolbeck, WSC assistant professor of woodwinds. The performance will be free and open to the general public. Any questions may be directed to the WSC Music Department by phone at (402) 375-7359 for more information.

On Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, the Wayne State College Department of Music will present its Bands Concert, featuring performances by the WSC Wind Ensemble and the WSC Symphonic Band.

Wind Ensemble director Dr. David Bohnert is preparing for an upcoming performance at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Annual Convention on Friday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To open the concert they will be playing “Joy Ride” by Michael Markowski. The second piece is “Gone,” by Scott McAllister and will be performed in memory of Jed O’Leary, a former faculty member in the WSC Music Department.

Other performances include “La Virgen de la Macarena,” “Carmina Burana” and the concert will end with a new work for electronic sounds entitled “Coil,” by Steven Bryant.

The WSC Symphonic Band with Director Dr. Josh Calkin will conclude the concert with works by Holst, Grainger and J.S. Bach.

The concert is free to the public. A dessert reception will follow. The concert will also be streamed online on the Music Department’s website, www.wsc.edu/music.