Mar 13, 2023

Dordt University Wind Symphony will perform Saturday, March 18

The Dordt University Wind Symphony from Sioux Center, Iowa, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the BJ Haan Auditorium.

This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Under the baton of Associate Professor and Director of Instrumental Activities Dr. Onsby C. Rose, the Wind Symphony will perform a wide variety of repertoire. Highlights of this concert is a new work commissioned by the Dordt Wind Symphony from Kansas composer Grace Baugher-Dunlap titled Consider the Heavens. Other program highlights include the music of Gustav Holst, Dimitri Shostakovich, Timothy Mahr, Kevin Day, Edwin Franko Goldman, Chris Pilsner, Onsby Rose, and Jack Stamp. During March 2023 the ensemble will also be recording their 2nd full-length, worldwide-released CD titled Patchwork. The concert is free, and a freewill offering will be received to help defray tour expenses.

Dordt University has approximately 300 U.S. and international students who participate in the music program, with opportunities to perform in five choral groups, two orchestras, and four bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.

About Dordt University

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. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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