Dordt Wind Symphony to present 'Music With Friends' concert

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Ensemble to host preview concert for upcoming CD

Dordt Wind Symphony

The Dordt University Wind Symphony will be hosting a preview concert for their upcoming CD, Music With Friends, on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

This concert is in celebration of the first full-length Dordt University Wind Symphony CD which will be recorded on the Mark Custom Recording Service label. The recording sessions for this new album will take place on March 10-13 in the B.J. Haan Auditorium and the official release of the album will be fall 2021. The album will be available on all streaming platforms at that time.

The concert will highlight most of the selections to be recorded on the new album. It will contain music by many of the world’s currently popular wind band composers, as well as a newly commissioned work for oboe and wind band by Minnesota composer Katherine Bergman, featuring Dordt Oboe Instructor Susan Miranda. Also featured will be a newly composed work specifically for the Dordt University Wind Symphony by Dr. Onsby C. Rose, associate professor of music and director of instrumental ensembles at Dordt. Each of the composers represented on the album is a living composer that has a personal connection to Dordt, with the exception of one composer who passed away in 2017.

Due to limited seating because of the current pandemic, tickets are required to attend in person. A limited number of tickets are available to the public and may be reserved by calling the music office at 712-722-6222. The concert will also be live streamed by the Dordt Media Network.

Masks are required for those attending and seating groups will be socially distanced. Dordt University continues to monitor how Covid-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.

The Music Department is currently accepting pre-orders for a hard copy of Music With Friends.

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, The Wall Street JournalWashington Monthly, and Princeton Review.