Mississippi Stateʼs jazz and wind ensembles present their fall concerts early next month at the university's McComas Hall auditorium.
Both university events are free and open to all.
The Nov. 4 jazz ensemble concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features multiple jazz styles performed by two ensembles directed by associate bands director Cliff Taylor, with creative consultation provided by professor and percussionist Robert Damm. Senior music major Olivia Stolz of Manitowoc, Wisc., will be featured during the performance.
Also at 7:30, the Nov. 7 wind ensemble performance will be conducted by Elva Kaye Lance, director of MSU Bands. The concert will feature premieres of three new works, including the U.S. debut of a piece by guest conductor Quincy Hilliard. Also conducting for the second event will be Taylor and Craig Aarhus, associate directors of bands. Jason Baker, MSU associate professor of percussion, will be guest performer.
Hilliard, a 1975 music education graduate, is the music department's alumnus of the year. He currently is composer-in-residence and Heymann Endowed Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
For more information, contact Aarhus at 662-325-2713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.