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MVNU instrumental ensembles to perform March 26

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The MVNU instrumental ensembles will present a spring concert on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium. The concert will feature the Chamber Winds, Flute Choir, Jazz Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The community is invited to attend this free event.

The concert will feature Allen Terwilliger, senior student director, conducting the Wind Ensemble on “Paper Cut” by Alex Shapiro. The piece, which is reminiscent of a movie soundtrack, requires the players to perform choreographed maneuvers using paper that they “play” along with a prerecorded track. The unusual element of paper and the myriad sounds that emerge from the choreography opens everyone’s ears to the many sonic possibilities found among everyday objects.

The MVNU Jazz Band will offer an eclectic variety of tunes by visiting Green Dolphin Street, then heading to Spain, and finishing with a spiritual awakening of the bluesy tune known as The Gospel Truth.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds are directed by Dr. John Packard. The Jazz Band is directed by Mr. Jeremy Smith. The Flute Choir is directed by Mrs. Jennifer Packard.  

For more information on this or other musical events, contact Tressa Daley at 740-397-9000, ext. 3000.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.