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PSYWE Spring Concert: Music of Darkness & Light

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

Gregory X. Whitmore, conductor
William J. Tonissen, guest conductor
Armand V. Hall, guest conductor
Irvine High School Concert Chorale — Tina Glander Peterson, director
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble


MAGNUSON: House Plants in Terracotta Pots
NELSON: Rocky Point Holiday
BALMAGES: Kindred Spirits
PERRINE: Only Light
MASLANKA: Liberation
BRUMFIELD: No Time

Join Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble as it seeks to explore music's connection to those most basic of human experiences: good and evil. Optimistic and yearning in both color and character, “House Plants in Terracotta Pots” by Roy Magnuson opens the performance in a minimalistic beckoning of curiosity, followed by Brian Balmages' introspective “Kindred Spirits.” Bask in Aaron Perrine's “Only Light” and experience the power of David Maslanka's tone poem “Liberation,” featuring a full chorus performing alongside one of the nation’s greatest youth wind ensembles.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Program Notes

Learn more about the music, the guest artists and Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble in the program notes.