The program will include Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6, conducted by graduate student Kayla Peard; Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, arranged by guest conductor, Ryan Nowlin; Symphony No. 1 by graduate student Paul Cravens (world premiere); and Deadline by Ryan Nowlin. Ryan Nowlin is the guest this year for the annual Wind Band Invitational and will be conducting his works. He is presently the assistant conductor of the United States Marine Band.
The Concert Band portion of the program will include the music of Bruce Fraser; Frank Ticheli, conducted by graduate student Ashley Paradis; Brian Balmages; and guest composer/conductor Ryan Nowlin. The Symphonic Band will perform the music of Ian Nelson (world premiere); Mark Camphouse, conducted by graduate student Joel Graham; and Ryan Nowlin. Free and open to the public.
A Celebration of the Life of Arlene P. Kies will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The University community and the public are invited to attend. Arlene's family asks those who will attend to please RSVP by sending an email to: email@example.com. There will be a reception following the Celebration and the RSVP will help in the planning of this reception.
Arlene Kies was a Murkland Lecturer in the Department of Music for 20 years, where she was a tireless piano teacher and performer. She died peacefully at home on February 11, 2016, following a two-year battle with cancer.