|By TimeOut Staff||
January 2, 2014
WAUKESHA - The St.
Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s pre-eminent bands” by The New
Yorker, will perform a joint concert with the Youth Wind Orchestra of
Wisconsin at Carroll University in Waukesha as part of its 2014 national
The concert will
take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the auditorium of the Shattuck Music
Center. The concert is free for all students, $10 for adults and
seniors, and group rates for 10 or more people are available.
available on the night of the concert, in advance at
www.stolaftickets.com or by calling 800-363-5487.
The St. Olaf
Band’s national tour will feature repertoire that includes David
Maslanka’s “A Child’s Garden of Dreams,” as well as a work by
the conductor entitled “Scenes from a Life Danced.” Other works on
the program will include “Overture for Band” by John Heins, the
second movement from Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 and Dan Welcher’s
Founded in 1891, the
St. Olaf Band is an ensemble under the leadership of conductor Timothy
Mahr. It is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College in
Northfield, Minn., a campus internationally renowned for its high
caliber of musical ensembles.
The Youth Wind
Orchestra of Wisconsin, founded in 2003, was created to complement and
support high school bands throughout the southeast Wisconsin area. It is
a 45-piece wind ensemble that consists of highly motivated, talented
high school students selected by audition for membership. The Youth Wind
Orchestra of Wisconsin is conducted by Lawrence Dale Harper, professor
of music at Carroll University.
To learn more about
the St. Olaf Band and its winter tour throughout the Midwest, visit