The Westmoreland Symphonic Winds Presents Music Of War And Peace
A native of Uniontown Pa., Nobel Peace Prize winner General George Catlett Marshall is considered by many to be one of the most important figures of the 20th century. One of his lesser-known but most profound quotes, “Til Men No Longer Die in War,” is the inspiration for this work by composer, David Holsinger. “Music of War and Peace” also includes Holsinger’s “To Tame the Perilous Skies,” Robert Spittal’s “Pacem, Hymn for Peace,” and the premiere of “Moments” by Seton Hill University music student and composer Luke Mayernik, which also features baritone soloist Marc Tourre, fine arts department head and senior high choir director for the Greater Latrobe School District. The Westmoreland Symphonic Winds is pleased to once again feature the writing of Pittsburgh composer, Samuel R. Hazo in “Each Time You Tell Their Story,” with poetry by Dr. Samuel J. Hazo.
The Westmoreland Symphonic Winds is a wind and percussion performance and educational organization. Literature and ensembles of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds include Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Combos, Chamber Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Ensembles. Membership is comprised of approximately 70 auditioned musicians including music degree students from Seton Hill University, professional musicians, and talented avocational musicians. Formed by Kathleen M. Campbell, Associate Professor of Music at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds has been providing quality programs since 1986. Campbell, a graduate of Seton Hill University who holds a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, founded the group not only to enhance the ensemble curriculum for Seton Hill music students, but to provide a quality and challenging musical outlet for community musicians while contributing in a new and unique way to Westmoreland County's cultural heritage. By striving for the highest possible performance standard and actively extending the learning process throughout adult life, the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds' mission is to provide an outstanding example of music education for the community surrounding it. Westmoreland Symphonic Winds’ educational outreach and partnership programs include sponsoring jazz festivals and clinics, soloists, clinicians, and guest conductors, exchange programs with area schools (including the Seton Hill University Community Music Program Youth Honors Band), scholarship funding and lab opportunities for student conductors, composers, and orchestrators. For more information on the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, please visit www.wswinds.org.
Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Recognized three times by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation¹s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania¹s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, Seton Hill has been named a University of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction, an organization founded by a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. For more information on Seton Hill please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 1-800-826-6234.
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