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The Drake Wind Symphony, conducted by Robert Meunier, and the Drake Concert Band, conducted by John R. Dulaney, will present the opening concert of the 36th annual Drake University Honor Band Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue.
The program features music by William Schuman, Julie Giroux, Morten Lauridsen, Percy Grainger and other 20th century band composers. The pre-concert dinner and TalkAbout, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, has been canceled.
The Drake University Honor Band Festival will continue as high school students from across Iowa perform as members of the Honors Wind Ensemble and Honors Concert Band at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center.
The Drake Choir, Drake University Community Chorus and Drake Chorale will join forces in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center. Randal Buikema will be the guest conductor of the Drake Choir and Drake University Community Chorus and Linda Vanderpool will conduct the Drake Chorale.
The fall concert season will conclude with a Drake Symphony Orchestra performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Avenue. The orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Clarence Padilla, will perform works by Copland, Milhaud, Mayuzumi and Hanson.
All of these performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 515-271-3975.