Contact: Brittni Devereaux
817-360-0344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2013
Philadelphia Wind Symphony presents
Winds of the World on Sunday, March 3rd at 3PM
The Philadelphia Wind Symphony welcomes music lovers of all ages to Winds of the World, the second concert
of its 2012-13 season, taking place on Sunday, March 3rd at 3pm in Levitt Auditorium at Gershman Hall, University
of the Arts, 401 S. Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia. General admission is $10, or $5 for students and seniors with
a valid ID. Admission is payable in cash at the door prior to the concert or at http://pws.ticketleap.com/march2013/.
Dr. Kraig Williams, Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music and Director
of the Wind Studies Program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, joins PWS at the podium for this musical
adventure around the world. Dr. Williams regularly achieves critical acclaim for his work with the Symphonic Band and Chamber
Winds, with experience in over 15 states as an active guest conductor, clinician, and lecturer. He currently
provides artistic guidance over the Grammy-nominated Rutgers Wind Ensemble and all aspects of Rutgers’ large, dynamic
and comprehensive university band program.
the first time on its program, The Philadelphia Wind Symphony features its very own Andrew Lesser performing Martin Ellerby’s
Clarinet Concerto. Blending rhythms and styles of North and South America, this solo work breaks
the mold of many before it, as it is composed specifically for wind ensemble. Mr. Lesser comments that “[the concerto]
creates a unique blend of tone colors while demonstrating that quality wind band music can be every bit as influential
as orchestral music.” In addition to serving as principle clarinet and President of PWS, Mr. Lesser
also serves as Music Director in the Burlington City Public School
District, and is a published composer. “I am proud to be
performing this piece with the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, and I'd like to thank Mr. Ellerby for his support and guidance
in its preparation."
The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is an all-volunteer ensemble comprised of 55 adults—all woodwind, brass, or
percussion players—who are semi-professional musicians, music teachers, arts administrators, college music students,
and music lovers. Its goal is to engage the community by bringing the best literature and performances of the band and wind
ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia.
more information about the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, please visit www.philadelphiawindsymphony.org or contact Brittni Devereaux at 817-360-0344 or email@example.com.