The UPEI Wind Symphony will present its final recital of the Fall semester on November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Homburg Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon the Wind Symphony will present "Into the Silent Land" as the centrepiece of its programming. This profoundly emotional work reflects on the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where twenty children and six educators were killed by a gunman. Written by American Steve Danyew, who attended this school for grades 3 -5, "Into the Silent Land" is both a funeral march and lament. It communicates through music the grief felt by the families of lost ones. Danyew incorporates an excerpt from Christina Rossetti's poem "Remember", which will be narrated by Johanna Forbes, an eleven-year old Grade 6 student from Spring Park Elementary School in Charlottetown.
Among other works will be Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb”, one of the signature works of the wind band repertoire. Oscar’s Navarro’s piece “The Fly” will also be performed. It is a highly descriptive and entertaining work. Soloist for this recital is Dr. Dale Sorensen, UPEI’s new brass professor. He will be featured in Guilmant’s “Morceau Symphonique”, which exploits the tonal, technical, and expressive elements of the trombone.
*Please note: This performance is a rental production and discounts offered by Confederation Centre of the Arts are not applicable.