The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, the resident professional ensemble at Carroll College, will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in the Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Call 262.524.7633 for tickets; $10 adults and $5 for students and seniors 60 and older.
Conductor Lawrence Dale Harper will lead the orchestra through the “Under the Influence” theme, featuring “Under the Influence” by Murray Gross. This and other concert pieces are inspired by, or pay tribute to, past musical styles, forms and practices. The Gross piece was inspired by the music of Igor Stravinsky. Other selections include Adam Gorb’s “French Dances Revisited,” based on the music of Bach and Baroque dance music of the 17th and 18th centuries, and Andre Caplet’s “Suite Persane,” inspired by the rhythms and musical scales of ancient Persia.
The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra was established in 1995 and became the resident professional ensemble of Carroll College in 1998. The group features some of the finest musicians in southeast Wisconsin, many of whom are on the applied music faculty at Carroll, and is recognized as one of the only ensembles of its kind in the world. The ensemble blends tradition, innovation and technical versatility in its repertoire of master composers and new works.