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Lyon College Symphonic Winds Concert, Mar. 2

The Lyon College Symphonic Winds under the direction of Montgomery and Valerie Hill, will present an evening of music from the “Emerald Isle” on Saturday, March 2 with a concert entitled “An Irish Rhapsody” at Second Presbyterian Church beginning at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature a stunning arrangement of the beloved Irish hymn “Be Thou My Vision” entitled “Slane” composed by Elliot Del Borgo. Other highlights include a performance of two movements from the “Irish Suite” composed by Leroy Anderson that include “The Last Rose of Summer” and “The Girl I Left Behind Me.” Lyon College Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Choral Activities, Dr. Michael Oriatti will join the band for two vocal arrangements that will aim to please. These include “A Jug of Punch” and “Danny Boy.” There are many other Irish gems included in the concert. Once such work is entitled “Mountain Dance.” This new composition for band pays tribute to the Irish immigrants that helped develop what we know today as American Blue Grass. The award-winning Benton High School Wind Ensemble conducted by Tricia Sterling Moffett will open the performance that is free to the public.