The UMSL Wind Ensemble and UMSL Symphonic Band will perform March 21 at the Touhill. (Photo by August Jennewein)

A performance later this month by the University Wind Ensemble and the University Symphonic Band will feature performances of works by two St. Louis composers: Barbara Harbach, professor of music at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Kim Portnoy of Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

It will include the UMSL premiere of Harbach’s symphony “One of Ours – a Cather Symphony.”  The Wind Ensemble will also perform Portnoy’s “Sasha Takes a Train.” The evening will feature UMSL tubist Charles Wilkes, a senior in music education. Other selections will include “Easter Monday on the White House Lawn” by John Philip Sousa and “Pageant” by Vincent Perschetti.

The concert is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of Music at UMSL.

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez