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  • Smithson Valley High School Auditorium 14001 Texas 46 New Braunfels, TX 78130 USA (map)

The San Antonio Wind Symphony will present its fifth concert of the season on Sunday evening, April 17th, in the auditorium at Smithson Valley High School. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm and is open to the public free of charge.

The concert will open with Morton Gould's popular "American Salute", based on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Looking back to nineteenth century French opera, the Wind Symphony has programmed the "Overture to Benvenuto Cellini" by Hector Berlioz. A choral composer who currently enjoys great popularity, Eric Whitacre originally wrote "Lux Aurumque" ("Light and Gold") for vocal ensemble and transcribed it for winds himself. "Danzón No. 2" by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez reflects on the popular Danzón dance style, an important part of the folklore in the state of Veracruz. The "52nd Street Chorale" of Justin Freer draws on the rich jazz heritage (1920's to 1950's) of 52nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The Wind Symphony will conclude the program with the "Armenian Dances, Part I" by the popular and prolific Ameriocancomposer Alfred Reed.

The Wind Symphony's next performance is May 25th at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.