East Shore Wind Symphony kicking off new season

By Kevin Bunch
Staff Writer | news@arenacindependent.com

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STANDISH — Classical music will be making an appearance at the Standish-Sterling Central High School Nov. 4 when the East Shore Wind Symphony, in association with the Northeast Michigan Arts Council, plays in the school auditorium.

According to Artistic Director Doug Burtch, the symphony will be playing music stemming from 300 years of “dance” music scored for wind instruments, including ballet and Renaissance-era music. The concert also features the first-ever composition by the award-winning composer John Barnes Chance, “Incantation and Dance.”

Burtch said the symphony has three additional shows scheduled in the 2012-2013 season. Classic Christmas will feature traditional Christmas and holiday music Dec. 16, and will include the first appearance of the symphony’s honor band, comprised of school musicians from grades 8-12.

The symphony will then go to Alpena for a show April 13 before returning to the area April 21 for its final concert.

The East Shore Wind Symphony was originally founded in 2010 to provide an outlet for accomplished wind and percussion players, and currently has 50 musicians in its lineup.

The start time for the concert is 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets to the concert will be available at the door an hour before the show begins for $5. For additional information, contact the Northeast Michigan Arts Council at 989-846-4577.

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