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Wind Ensemble Performs Nov. 29

BOONE–The Appalachian State University Wind Ensemble with guest oboist Alicia Chapman perform Nov. 29 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

William A. Gora conducts.

The free performance begins at 8 p.m.

The program begins with Camille Saint-Saens’ “Orient et Occident,” premiered in 1969. The piece is typical of the Western European music of the late 1860s and 1870s which illustrated people’s preoccupation with oriental and middle-eastern themes.

David R. Gillingham’s “Joyful Noise” is a concerto for winds and percussion. The material is based on a Gregorian hymn.

Carl Maria Von Weber’s “Concertino for Oboe” features Chapman. Chapman is principal oboist with the Harrisburg Symphony and the Heritage Chamber Orchestra. She also plays English horn with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Chapman is a member of the music faculty in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. She is the founding member of Harmonia Baroque, an ensemble that performs on original and reproductions of 17th- and 18th-century instruments.

Ira Hearshen’s “Divertimento for Band” concludes the program. The piece reflects the multicultural American experience, incorporating popular and traditional musical styles of the United States, Europe and Cuba. Hearshen’s orchestrations include music for the feature films “Guarding Tess,” “Big Business,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Inspector Gadget” and “Toy Story.”