ISSUED: 18 February 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Wind Ensemble will perform “A Celtic Celebration” virtual livestream concert from the Frank Center Theater on Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Dr. Scott Hippensteel, the Wind Ensemble will perform “Pentland Hills,” a march by Maj. James Howe, “Solas Ané” (Yesterday’s Joy) by Samuel Hazo, “A Langford Legend” (three Irish Street Ballads) by Robert Sheldon, “Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doone” by Percy Grainger, and “Colloden 3” by Julie Giroux. Joining the Wind Ensemble will be the City of Winchester Pipes and Drums for “Highland Cathedral,” “Scotland the Brave,” and “Amazing Grace.”
While the concert is free, viewers have the opportunity to donate to the School of Music via our online giving form. The performance will remain on the Shepherd University Music YouTube channel for online audiences to access for free and watch at their convenience after the livestream performance premieres.
Other upcoming performances include:
- Thursday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.—Shepherd Salon Series with faculty Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao on piano, clarinetist David Drosinos, cellist Camilo Peréz-Mejía presenting a chamber music program that features rarely performed works for clarinet, cello, and piano, including trios by Frühling, works by Cassadó and Villa-Lobos, and Paquito D’Rivera’s “Danzon” for clarinet, cello, and piano.
- Friday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.—Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Camerata, Chamber Singers, and Ramblers choir present a spring concert of varied repertory in which conductors and students share information about the music throughout the recorded concert.
- Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.—Shepherd Ensembles Concert featuring the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Camerata, Chamber Singers, and Ramblers choir in which conductors and students share information about the music throughout the recorded concert.
In addition to the performances, the School of Music will continue a series of virtual faculty master classes and clinics. The series is geared toward aspiring young musicians and prospective music majors, but registration is open to anyone interested in the subject matter. The master classes and clinics are free of charge; however, participants must register online in advance. A link to the event will be sent by email before the scheduled date and time. Spring master classes and clinics include:
- Thursday, March 4, 3:30 p.m.— Richard Hopkins, Lounge Music and the Spaces It Inhabits.
- Monday, March 8, noon — Natalie Cressman, Career Q & A. The New York City-based singer/songwriter/vocalist/trombonist talks about her eclectic career drawing on a vast array of musical currents.
- Tuesday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.— Daniel Clarke, Music Industry Q&A. NexGen Records owner offers insights on today’s music industry.
For more information and updates on additional performances and classes, visit the School of Music webpage.
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