Illinois Wind Symphony and the Wind Orchestra performed a series of classical music on Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
By Wai Chuen Chan
On December 4, Illinois Wind Symphony and the Wind Orchestra performed a numerous of classical music on Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. There were classical songs included Fanfare Ritmico, Places We Can No Longer Go and Symphonies of Wind Instruments performed by Wind Symphony with the conductor, Stephen Peterson. There were songs included Magneticfireflies, Angels in the Architecture, Sheltering Sky and Kingfishers Catch Fire performed by Wind Orchestra with the conductor, Elizabeth Peterson.
There were also two well known guests joined in the performance. One of the guest was Lindsay Kesselman, a great soloist who lead a role in opera and a wide range of music. The other guest was John Mackey, an American composer of contemporary classical music. He songs includes Aurora Awakes, Sheltering Sky, and many other celebrated songs.
The songs were performed piece by piece together with a variety of musical instruments. There were piccolo, flute, oboe, horn, trumpets, and any other classical music instruments you can think of. I know our school, the Illinois, has Symphony and Orchestra. However, I am surprised that they were well organized and outstanding. The member of the group was undergraduate and graduate students who just like me.
The performance was really enjoyable where the songs were composed by famous composer. Members were performing the songs with members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, following the guides of their conductors. As a result, the whole event was amazing, and I can feel the hard work they did behind the stage.