OSWEGO, NY – The Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra and Concert Wind Ensemble will perform on November 19 at 7 p.m. at the Oswego High School Ralph Faust Theatre.
The fall tour concert is free and open to the public.
Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. Jeffrey R. Jacobsen, and Concert Wind Ensemble Conductor, Dr. Adam F. Brennan, will welcome guest artists Dr. Nancy Boston, Dr. Sue Laib, Theodore K. Lentz, and Christy Medycki for the evening’s performance.
The Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Jacobsen, is one of the premier performing ensembles, and is comprised of MU students and Mansfield, Pennsylvania, community members.
Orchestra performances are held on the MU campus each semester and a tour is typically held during the fall for performances in high schools throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
The Mansfield University Concert Wind Ensemble is a select group of approximately 48 woodwind, brass, and percussion players who perform the most outstanding wind-band literature under the direction of Dr. Brennan.
One of the oldest wind ensembles in the country, the MU Concert Wind Ensemble performs four to five times annually on and off campus.
According to Oswego High School Director of Bands Scott Ciesla, the repertoire for the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble performances will include the music of George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Anton Brucker, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsokov and others.
“We welcome the community to come out and enjoy this great night of music,” said Ciesla. “To be a part of Mansfield University’s Fall Concert Tour is outstanding and the repertoires that will be provided by the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble that evening will be very entertaining.”