The Oregon State University Wind Symphony and the Corvallis High School Wind Ensemble will perform a joint concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.
The CHS Wind Ensemble, directed by Lia Poole, will open the program with “Shepherd’s Hey” by Percy Grainger, based on a British folk tune. The ensemble also will perform the H. Robert Reynolds wind band adaptation of Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for Rosa.”
“A Movement for Rosa” is a 12-minute work honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks. The ensemble will finish the first half with John Mackey’s “Xerxes,” a concert march written in 2010.
After intermission, the OSU Wind Symphony, directed by Olin Hannum, will perform four works centered on the concept of wonder and imagination, including “Magnolia Star” by Steve Danyew, and Wataru Hokoyama’s “Beyond.”
Henry Alford’s 1933 “Purple Carnival March” will provide a short interlude before Joseph Hisaishi’s “Princess Mononoke,” a suite based on themes from his score to the Japanese animated epic of the same name.
The Corvallis High ensemble join the OSU Wind Symphony for the final work, Samuel Hazo’s “Novo Lenio.”
General admission tickets are $5. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.