Concert includes 2 YSU bands

Staff report


The Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble will give their first indoor concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

Tickets will cost $6 at the door ($5 for senior citizens and students from other schools). Children under 12 and anyone with a valid YSU ID will be admitted free.

Parking is free in the auditorium lot.

The Chamber Winds is led by conductor Brandt Payne, and the Wind Ensemble, led by Stephen L. Gage. “Musical Goblins!” is the title of their program.

The concert will open with the Chamber Winds and the Brass Choir performing music by Guomundsdottir and Thomas Osborne, and re-orchestrated works by Bach (set by Carter Pann) for woodwinds and percussion. The first half of the concert will close with the brass choir playing Paul Dukas’ Fanfare from La Peri.

A unique feature about the Wind Ensemble’s repertoire is that all pieces were written by living American composers. The second half of the concert will open with the ensemble playing Galante’s “Transcendent Journey.” Ticheli’s “Blue Shades” will feature senior clarinetist Joseph Mansfield on a Benny Goodman-style solo.

The feature piece on the program will be Eric Whitacre’s poignant “Ghost Train Triptich,” which will feature Alex Miller, tenor saxophonist.

John Mackey’s hauntingly beautiful “Sheltering Sky” will follow and the program will close with Brant Karrick’s hand-clapping, foot-stomping work, “Bayou Breakdown.”