ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—The Ouachita Wind Ensemble will perform on Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita Baptist University’s Jones Performing Arts Center. The ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Craig Hamilton, Ouachita’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music.
The 39-member ensemble is audition-based and open to all wind and percussion performers at OBU. Since the group’s inception in the late 1990s, it has performed throughout the United States and Europe and has recorded six CDs. “I’m always excited to showcase the ensemble’s incredible talent,” Hamilton said.
The March 11 program will include selections of a variety of styles including: Divertimento for Band by Vincent Persichetti, William Byrd Suite by Gordon Jacob, Dialogue for Alto Saxophone by Philip Parker, Bandancing by Jack Stamp and Molly on the Shore by Percy Aldridge Grainger.
Dialogue for Alto Saxophone will feature Alissa Hill, a junior music education major from Bella Vista, Ark. Hill was named winner of the 2009 Ouachita Concerto Competition for her performance of the same piece.