The Atlanta Wind Symphony will kick off its 2018-2019 season Sunday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Milton High School (13025 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004) with a free concert titled Dynamic Duos. The concert will feature clarinets soloists Laurie Corbin and John Warren performing Amilcare Ponchielli's Il Convegno Divertimeno for Two Clarinets. Corbin is the principal clarinetist with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, and Warren is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University. Additional works to be performed include Festive Overture (Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Hunsberger), An Original Suite (Gordon Jacob), The Cowboys (John Williams, arr. James Curnow), Sketches on a Tudor Psalm (Fisher Tull), and March, Opus 99 (Sergei Prokofiev, trans. Yoder).
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 Chris Shumick. Shumick is in his seventh year as Director of Bands at Milton High School.
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 October 14 concert is free; tax-deductible donations are accepted at the concert, via mail, or online. For more information visit www.AtlantaWindSymphony.org.