The University Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at the 2015 Oregon Music Education Association conference in Eugene, Ore., in January 2015, according to Patrick Murphy, performing and fine arts. The wind symphony was selected through a blind audition process, and this will be the first time a UP instrumental ensemble has ever performed at a professional conference. They will perform at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater on January 16 or 17, and the concert will be free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony consists of 55 members representing every school on campus. This year’s ensemble boasts 17 freshmen, and is conducted by Murphy. Undergraduate conducting associates for 2014-15 are seniors Brian Carter and David Yee.
The wind symphony’s next on-campus concert will be its Slavic Concert on the afternoon of December 6, featuring the American premiere of Boris Kozhevnikov’s “First Symphony” and junior mathematics major and oboist Janna Riley performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Variations on a Theme of Glinka.” Two hundred tickets are being given to the Portland/Vancouver Russian community, so please call the PFA office at 7228 or email@example.com to reserve seats.