Dr. Langston Hemenway Begins First Season with the Kansas City Wind Symphony

In his first season as conductor of the Kansas City Wind Symphony, Dr. Langston Hemenway has planned an exciting array of concerts for the ensemble’s 20th season. The opening free concert “Masterworks” features favorites from the traditional wind band repertoire such as George Washington Bridge, Irish Tune from County Derry and Lincolnshire Posy. Their first concert is October 8th at 7:00 PM at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas.

The wind symphony’s second concert of the season, on Sunday, November 12 is certain to be a highlight of the season. KCWS Conductor Emeritus Dr. Phil Posey will return to conduct a number of organ pieces performed by Dr. Elisa Bickers, Associate Director of Music and Principal Organist at Village Church. Dr. Bickers will be playing on the brand new Opus 22 organ, which was recently installed in the sanctuary of Village Church. Some of the pieces she’ll be playing with the KCWS are Crown Imperial March (Walton), Pebble Beach Sojourn (Nelson) and Symphony No. 3 in C Major (Saint-Saens).

Complete information regarding the KC Wind Symphony’s 20th season is available on their website at kcwindsymphony.org. The Kansas City Wind Symphony is a part of the Village Arts Alliance of Village Presbyterian Church.

For more information contact Erik Hulse, Executive Director, at 913-609-2660 or KCWindSymphony1@gmail.com.

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