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Ecstatic Waters

The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present their first concert of the spring, “Ecstatic Waters” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

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School of Music presents ‘Ecstatic Waters’


The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present their first concert of the spring, “Ecstatic Waters” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
 
The focus of the concert is composer Steven Bryant’s groundbreaking 2008 work “Ecstatic Waters.” This innovative piece seamlessly integrates electronica (music and sounds generated electronically through a computer program) into the fabric of the other instruments to create a fascinating new sound world.
“Bryant has emerged as one of the most original and exciting composers today, and “Ecstatic Waters,” in two short years, has become one of the most talked-about pieces of music performed by wind bands,” says Andrew Trachsel, director of bands and conductor of the Wind Ensemble. “This is a powerful piece that will appeal to people who may think that the concert band is an old-fashioned mode of music-making.”
 
Other highlights include the world premiere performance of “Creation Myths” by Thomas Holmes, who earned a master of music in composition from Ohio University in 2009. Holmes, who currently lives in Chicago, will be in attendance at the performance.
Newer works by Samuel Hazo, John Mackey and Michael Markowski will also be performed, as well as classics by Malcolm Arnold, Percy Aldridge Grainger and Johannes Hansson.
 
The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Trachsel, and Symphonic Band, conducted by Richard Suk, are the two major concert bands in the School of Music. Both ensembles perform approximately six to eight concerts on campus each year.
 
The event, supported by Arts for Ohio, is open to all and free to the public.