Wisconsin Wind Orchestra to perform in Hemet

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The internationally recognized Wisconsin Wind Orchestra will make a rare appearance Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Tahquitz High School Performing Arts Center in Hemet.

The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra was established in 1995 by director Dr. Lawrence Harper and is one of the few professional chamber wind ensembles in the world. It consists of two flutes, oboes, clarinets, French horns and bassoons and one string bass.

The performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the arts center, 4425 Titan Trail, in Hemet and is hosted by the Hemet Concert Association.

Diane Mitchell, HCA’s artistic director said, “We are looking forward to hearing this uncommon ensemble. In HCA’s 47 year history we have never presented a wind orchestra, and it is safe to say that most people have never heard one before.”

Wisconsin Wind Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from George Frederick Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, Modest Mussorgsky and Sergei Prokofiev, as well as modern composers. In addition to frequent performances all over the country, they have participated in festivals in Holland and Italy.

Following the program, HCA artists and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra will present an outreach program for Hemet Unified School District students Monday, Jan. 27. The outreaches are made possible through donations and the school district.

Tickets for the concert will be available at the door for $30. Attendees age 22 and under are admitted free. Season tickets are available for $60. See www.hemetconcerts.org or call (951) 927-2449 for more information.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.