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American Classics Featured in Adirondack Wind Ensemble Concert

Plattsburgh, NY (December 17, 2007) - The Adirondack Wind Ensemble (AWE), under the direction of Daniel Gordon, Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Plattsburgh will perform its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. The concert will be held in the Hawkins Hall E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

In previous years, AWE has presented programs focusing on various foreign nationalities. This year's program, "Mid-Century American Classics" focuses on American music. Five works composed between 1950 and 1960 will be featured: Joseph Wilcox Jenkins' "American Overture," Morton Gould's "West Point Symphony," Walter Piston's "Tunbridge Fair," Vincent Persichetti's "Divertimento," and John Barnes Chance's "Incantation and Dance."

AWE is a professional, community ensemble of wind and percussion instrumentalists. Composed primarily of music educators from around the North Country and beyond, AWE's mission is to perform the highest quality wind literature and to expose local audiences to this music. In addition to its annual Winter Concerts, AWE performed this past September under the direction of guest conductor Dan Geldert. They have been featured on the Battle of Plattsburgh programs from 2002-04.

Tickets to the January 27 program are $10 general admission and are available only at the door. All students are free.

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