Sunday pick: Wind Symphony of Clovis gets spring in its step with lively concert

Wind Symphony of Clovis

Last November, in its send-off concert before attending the prestigious 72nd Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, the Wind Symphony of Clovis thrilled every musical bone in my body.

Is that a high enough recommendation for you to hear this group?

Related story: Wind Symphony of Clovis breaks into ranks of nation’s elite bands. Not bad for a newbie.

The auditioned ensemble, which includes many local music educators, returns Sunday to Shaghoian Hall for an eclectic spring concert. The program includes movie soundtracks (“The Lord of the Rings,”) cowboy music, cartoon themes and classical selections (Percy Graingers’ “Molly on the Shore.”) Co-conductors are Christine Keenan and Gary P. Gilroy. The symphony will be joined by the Central High School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Leonard Ingrande, which symphony member Brad Riley calls “one of the finest high school bands in all of California.”

It sounds like it will be a stellar event.

If you go: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Shaghoian Hall. Tickets are $10.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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