Holiday tunes will fill the air as the Atlanta Wind Symphony presents a free concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial High School Auditorium (9310 Scott Rd, Roswell, GA 30076). Concert selections will include A Festive Christmas (Kenny Bierschenk), O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (arranged by Jay Dawson), A Home Alone Christmas (John Williams and Alan Menken; arranged by Paul Lavender), The Eighth Candle (Steve Reisteter), Sounds of Christmas (arranged by John Wasson), Greensleeves (arranged by Alfred Reed), Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed), and the ever-popular holiday favorite, Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson).
Atlanta Wind Symphony Music Director David Kehler embarks on his second season leading the group. 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 concert will also feature Associate Conductor Tyler Ehrlich. Ehrlich is in his second year as the Associate Director of Bands at Centennial High School where he is involved in instruction and administration of the concert bands, marching band, chamber ensembles, and music technology.
Comprised of more than 60 adult musicians ranging in experience from music educators to hobbyists, the Atlanta Wind Symphony is an all-volunteer community wind ensemble dedicated to delivering inspiring performances of quality wind band literature.
The December 8 holiday concert is free; donations will be accepted. To help spread the joy of the season, the band will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. For more information visit www.AtlantaWindSymphony.org.