Wind Ensemble to feature visiting artist and honor faculty member

Marketing and Communications staff
the wind ensemble performing in King Concert Hall

Dr. Paula Holcomb conducts the wind ensemble.

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble will present its final concert in April, welcoming composer and Claudette Sorel visiting artist Valerie Coleman and celebrating the legacy of School of Music Professor and Assistant Director Barry Kilpatrick.

The concert, to be conducted by Dr. Paula Holcomb, will open with Ms. Coleman's "Fanfare for Uncommon Times," which was written in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, with Coleman providing background to the work.

“Serenade,” Op. 7 by Richard Strauss and "Funeral Music for Queen Mary" by Stephen Stucky and the "March" from the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst will complete the first half of the concert.

The second half will include "Concerto for Wind Ensemble" a jazz-based work by Kevin Day featuring every section and various soloists from the ensemble.

Professor Kilpatrick has served the Fredonia School of Music for 45 years as professor of trombone and euphonium and also Assistant Director of the School of Music (see related article). School of Music musicians and alumni  will conclude the concert with Percy Grainger's “Irish Tune from County Derry” and the “Children's March,” two of Kilpatrick's favorite works for wind band.

A dinner in he and Cathe Kilpatrick’s honor will precede the concert and a post-concert reception will celebrate both Coleman and Kilpatrick.


You May Also Like

Jazz Flextet wins DownBeat Magazine’s celebrated Student Music Award

Roger Coda

The already high standing of SUNY Fredonia’s Jazz Studies program in DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards competition has reached a crescendo with the Jazz Flextet winning the outright Student Music Award in the Undergraduate Pop/Rock/Blues Group.


Street Pianos to be unveiled Monday

Marketing and Communications staff

The Fredonia Street Piano Project II unveiling is slated for Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in Mason Hall Room 1075 at SUNY Fredonia.