January 31, 2015, 4pm , Saturday at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium.
February 1, 2015, Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Tickets $10 at the door only. Cash or check only.
The Adirondack Wind Ensemble (AWE), under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will perform its annual winter concert on Saturday, January 31 at 4:00 pm at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Tickets are $10 general admission. All students are free.
The program, entitled "Honoring Eleanor Marcus," celebrates the ensemble's recent endowment by the family of Eleanor Marcus, a longtime Plattsburgh resident who attended almost every music event at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium for decades until her passing in 2013. Because Ms. Marcus was an avocational percussionist throughout her life, the program will consist entirely of works that make prominent use of percussion, including a concerto by Gary Ziek for multiple percussion and winds. The soloist will be Daryle Redmond, a music teacher in the Plattsburgh City School district. Also on the program is the premiere of Colorado composer Joseph Lukasik's The Trouble with Memory, commissioned by AWE for the occasion with funds from the Eleanor Marcus Endowment. Bernard Rands' Ceremonial and John Barnes Chance's Variations on a Korean Folk Song round out the program.
The Adirondack Wind Ensemble is a professional musical ensemble of wind and percussion instruments. Its performers consist primarily of music educators from around the North Country. The group is dedicated to presenting concert performances by members of this community for this community.
These concerts are made possible with funds from the Plattsburgh College Foundation Eleanor Marcus Music Endowment; the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts; the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association through the Campus Arts Council and the Music Department; and a College Auxiliary Services grant, the SUNY Plattsburgh President's Office, Alumni Association, and Fitness Center.