Blown Away was written for wind ensemble in 2005. Hear the piece here. Other works on the program are by composers from the Winston-Salem area.
Conducted by Jeff Whitsett, the concert will also feature Guest Conductor Dr. Kevin Bowen and and a performance by the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, directed by Barbara Beattie.
For tickets ($15/$12) and more information about the May 8 concert, call 336-722-9328 or visit http://www.piedmontwindsymphony.com/.
The Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) is a wind ensemble serving the Piedmont Triad area. The PWS was founded under the direction of Robert Simon in 1990 with seed money from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem. Its goal is to further adult music education and provide performance opportunities for post college age musicians and to enhance, enrich and expand the musical experience available to adults in the Triad area. The PWS is made up of professional, amateur and student musicians from all areas of the Piedmont. In residence at Wake Forest University, the PWS performs frequently, has many performances broadcast on Public Radio, has performed three times for the North Carolina Music Educators Convention and has released six CDs.
Lawrence Dillon is Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has had recent commissions and performances by the Emerson String Quartet, the Mansfield (OH) Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake City Symphony, the Daedalus String Quartet, the University of Utah Philharmonia and the Idyllwild (CA) Symphony Orchestra. He has won awards from ASCAP, the Juilliard School, the Ravinia Festival, the International Horn Society, the American Music Center, CRS and many other organizations. His music is published by American Composers Editions. Naxos has issued Lawrence Dillon Violin Music (Catalogue No: 8.559644 - http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559644), featuring seven chamber works performed by violinist Danielle Belen, 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Sphinx Competition.