Wilkes University


Civic Band to Perform Director's Choice Concert

The Civic Band will perform a mix of favorites at their “Director’s Choice” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. 

Led by Philip Simon, director of music education and instrumental studies, "Director's Choice" highlights music which Simon has performed and conducted for much of his life.

The performance will feature guest artists Edison Fowler, who will play a euphonium solo, with band accompaniment, for A Solitary Prayer, and Donald Williams, director of the Wyoming Valley Concert Band, who will guest conduct Gathering of the Ranks At Hebron by David Holsinger. Other pieces on the program include Gustav Holst’s Second Suite for Military Band in F, Chester by William Schuman and October  by Eric Whitacre, as well as other concert band masterworks.