The Atlanta Wind Symphony Opens 42nd Season with Free "Dancing Variations" Concert Oct. 17
The Atlanta Wind Symphony’s season opener features music spanning four centuries. The concert includes Selections from “The Danserye,”a suite of Renaissance dances by the 16th century Italian composer Tielman Susato. Also featured is American composer Norman Dello Joio’s Variants on a Medieval Tune, a unique setting of In Dulci Jubilofor modern wind ensemble. The AWS will close the program with John Phillip Sousa’s George Washington Bicentennial March.
The 2021-2022 season marks the Atlanta Wind Symphony's 42nd anniversary as an all-volunteer community wind ensemble dedicated to delivering inspiring performances of quality wind band literature. Comprised of more than 70 adult musicians ranging in experience from music educators to hobbyists, the group has performed at Carnegie Hall and has received the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Silver Scroll, North America's most prestigious award for community concert bands. The AWS also received the honor of being selected to perform this year at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music conference. Atlanta Wind Symphony Music Director David Kehler serves as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Kennesaw State University where he oversees all aspects of the University’s expanding band program; teaches courses in instrumental conducting, symphonic repertoire, and 20th century music; and serves as Music Director and Conductor of the KSU Wind Ensemble.
The October 17 concert is free; tax-deductible donations are accepted at the concert, via mail, or online. This concert is sponsored by Fulton County Arts & Culture. For more information visitwww.AtlantaWindSymphony.org.