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Lyon College Symphonic Winds to perform concert full of color

The Lyon College Symphonic Winds will kick off its spring season with its Red, White and Blue concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in Brown Chapel.

Under the direction of Montgomery Hill, the symphonic winds will share the stage with the Baptist Preparatory High School Band from Little Rock, directed by Lyndsey Leggitt.

The program will include an eclectic assortment of songs, including “The White Eagle,” a Polish rhapsody; “Blue and Green Music,” an ode to Georgia O’Keefe’s painting of the same name; and “Our Own Red, White and Blue,” a march composed by the great Henry Filmore during World War I. The program will also feature Mark Wallace, associate professor of history, performing a bluegrass rendition of “Cotton-Eyed Joe" on the banjo.

The concert will conclude with Lyon College senior Jessica Utley singing the Rogers and Hart ballad “Blue Moon” and the symphonic winds performing W. C. Handy's jazz favorite “St. Louis Blues."

The event, sponsored by the Lyon College Band Program, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert.

Posted by Alexandra Patrono-Smith at 12:00 PM