Symphonic Wind Ensemble Performs Sunday

The Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present a concert entitled “Vivid Imagery” on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. at The Center for the Arts, which is located on the Russellville High School campus at 2209 S. Knoxville Ave. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Pieces scheduled for performance include “Mavericks” by guest composer Paul Dooley, a lecturer in performing arts technology at the University of Michigan.

Dooley was the 2015 William D. Revelli Composition Prize co-winner for “Masks and Machines.” He also received the 2013 Jacob Druckman Award for orchestral composition, a 2010 BMI composer award, a 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Composer Award and a fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival Composition master class with Christopher Rouse.

According to Dooley’s bio, “Mavericks” was “inspired by the legendary surf break off the shore of Half Moon Bay in northern California.” The piece was commissioned by the American Youth Symphony.

The Arkansas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble will also perform David Maslanka’s “Remember Me” and John Mackey’s “Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band” on Sunday.

Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, associate professor of music and director of bands, serves as conductor for the Arkansas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Kristin Smith of Russellville, section cellist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will join the ensemble on cello during Sunday’s concert.

Call (479) 968-0368 or visit to learn more about public performances hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music.