CU Wind Ensemble will blow you away all day tomorrow in Roone
Those winter gusts may have relented a little, but tomorrow will be one very windy day inside Roone Arledge Auditorium, where the Columbia University Festival of Winds—the annual day-long concert of wind ensembles—will be held. Check out the full story in print here. Get a sneak-peek at the ensemble’s Monday night rehearsal in Lerner 555 and more after the jump.
The Columbia University Wind Ensemble will be hosting this event for the third year in a row beginning at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the concert series, featuring some of the best wind ensembles from New York City and the surrounding area, will benefit Making Music Matter, a music education program founded in 2009 by members of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble in 2009.
When they’re not fine-tuning their orchestral sound, the charitable members of the CU Wind Ensemble have also been volunteering each week with a group of budding fourth grade musicians at P.S. 125. Proceeds raised during past festivals have provided funds for the school to rent wind and brass instruments and buy music books. The P.S. 125 band will perform during the Festival, as will the Brooklyn College Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the Princeton Wind Ensemble, the Grand Street Campus Community Band, and, of course, Columbia’s own wind ensemble.
It may be midterm crunch-time, but don’t miss this opportunity to drop in and hear some great music and support a very worthy cause—you can take that warm, fuzzy feeling with you to Butler later.
You can purchase your tickets online here. Tickets are also onsale at the TIC ($5 with CUID, $15 without CUID). Note: you can add $5 to either ticket if you want to join the group’s celebratory pizza party at 6:30 p.m. To check out a schedule of future performances, visit CU Wind Ensemble’s website.
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