The renowned Hanover Wind Symphony will celebrate the season of renewal with a free concert, titled “Appalachian Spring,” at 7 p.m. on Wed., May 10, at Memorial Junior School in Whippany.
HWS musical director Matthew Paterno of Parsippany points out that “Spring is a time of hope and renewal and the music we intend to share in this performance looks to communicate both to our audience. It is uplifting, introspective and exudes all the energy and excitement of spring.”
Among the selections being performed at the concert are “The Sounds of Spring,” by Shizuka Sato, “The Hounds of Spring,” by Alfred Reed, and “Variations on a Shaker Melody,” by Aaron Copland.
The 85-member Hanover Wind Symphony is a unique extension of the great American tradition of adult music performance. One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The large orchestra, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces as its mission bringing “music to people and people to music.”
For more than 30 years, HWS has played to enthusiastic audiences. HWS members are volunteers who share a love for music and a passion for enriching the cultural fabric of the community with the thrill of live wind band performances. By day, HWS members are accountants, engineers, teachers and executives. They come together to connect musically with others, share the enjoyment of music with live audiences, and help mentor the next generation of wind musicians.
For further information about HWS or the “Appalachian Spring” concert, visit www.hanoverwinds.org.