President's Concert

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the second to perform new work, "Symphony no. 2 - La Commedia" by Boston composer Brett Abigaña, based on Dante's Divine Comedy. The concert is tomorrow night (Nov. 5) at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Abigaña and Director of Bands Dennis Johnson about how the work is crafted so as to avoid the stereotypes of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, while pushing the boundaries for a contemporary audience. 

MSU Wind Ensemble President's Concert

Nov 4, 2013

Tomorrow night's (Tuesday, November 5) President's Concert at Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium features the MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performing three compositions written to challenge the student musicians and delight listeners. Director of University Bands Dennis Johnson conducts. He speaks with Kate Lochte about the lively program, which is free and open to all.

It begins at 7:30 pm in Lovett Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble has a national and international reputation due to its touring schedule, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.