WVU Parkersburg Distinguished Performance Series to host The Western Wind on Friday, April 15.
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, DP Series coordinator and professor of music, 304-424-8248.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Distinguished Performance Series concludes its season with the a cappella singing of The Western Wind.
The ensemble will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the college's multi-purpose room.
Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music. Its repertoire reveals a diverse background — from Renaissance motets to Fifties rock 'n' roll, from medieval carols to Duke Ellington, from complex works by avant-garde composers to the simplest folk melodies.
In addition to its performance schedule, which has included such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Library of Congress, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Western Wind regularly conducts workshops in ensemble singing.
Since 1989, The Western Wind has produced a series of radio programs that are regularly broadcast by more than 100 National Public Radio and Public Radio International affiliates throughout the United States. The programs address topics ranging from settings of love songs throughout the centuries to a musical narrative of the Jewish High Holy Days.
The Western Wind has also produced 21 recordings, 14 of which are available on Western Wind's own label, Western Wind Records.
Tickets for the concert are available in the college business office. Adults tickets are $10/Students $5. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price. There are no reserved seats.
The program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts touring program, with additional support for the educational component by the Dominion Foundation.
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