Under the direction of Leonard Salvo, Ashland University director of bands, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) and Ashland University Wind Ensemble will present their annual Winter Festival Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Hugo Young Theatre. Featuring music celebrating the holiday season and reflecting on the events of December 7, the concert is free and open to the public.
The 40-piece Ashland University Wind Ensemble is comprised of the outstanding wind and percussion players at the University and from the community. The ensemble begins Saturday’s concert with Anthony Iannaccone’s “Plymouth Trilogy” comprised of three contrasting movements including a saxophone solo, followed by Hymn of St. James by Reber Clark, which is based on the hymn "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence." The Wind Ensemble concludes their portion of the program with Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," one of the world’s most popular pieces of Christmas music.