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School of Music to host March 5 Celtic Wind Ensemble concert

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:

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:

For more information and updates on additional performances and classes, visit the School of Music webpage.

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