On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. in Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors 60 and older; call 262.524.7633.
Carroll's resident professional ensemble was founded and is conducted by Professor of Music Lawrence Dale Harper. The concert will highlight Serenade for Winds by Antonin Dvořák and William Alwyn's Concerto for Flute and Eight Wind Instruments.
The Concerto will feature flutist Cindy Solfest-Wallis, an applied instructor at Carroll College, Wisconsin Lutheran College and University of Wisconsin-Parkside who has been a professional musician for more than 20 years. She performs regularly with the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, Skylight Opera Theatre, Bel Canto and the Milwaukee Ballet. Solfest-Wallis holds degrees from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Michigan State University, where she studied with Israel Boroukoff. In addition, she participated in master classes with Robert Willoughby, Jan Gippo and Geoffrey Gilbert.
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.