Students from the Music Department will guide audience members through music from several centuries during the “British Songs and Brass” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium.
The concert will focus on two quintessentially British forms of music – solo vocal and brass literature – as well as little known English folk songs and Scottish Airs. It will feature works by influential composers such as Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten and George Frederick Handel.
Dr. Cheryl Cotter, woodwind coordinator at Missouri Southern, will offer “Clarinet Music of the British Isles” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Corley Auditorium.
Featuring the music of John Ireland, Arthur Benjamin, Joseph Horvitz, Gordon Jacob and Elizabeth Maconchy, the concert will feature the wide variety of aural sounds and the diversity of the English musical heritage.
The Missouri Southern State University Wind Ensemble will present “The British Wind Band” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.
Under the direction of Rick Espinosa, it will feature the music of Malcolm Arnold, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Gustav Holst, and more, this concert will be a faithful representation of British performance practice culminating in the idiomatic march, “British Eighth,” by Zo Elliott.
Admission for all three concerts is free and open to the public.