Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold its fall Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony concert on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

Marywood University’s Wind Ensemble specializes in music for winds and percussion requiring smaller and flexible instrumentation. The 52-member group follows the established wind ensemble model that is used by most major universities. Membership is limited to Marywood students who are either music or non-music majors by audition.

The Wind Symphony at Marywood University consists of 88 members who perform major works from the traditional band repertoire as well as contemporary wind compositions by proven composers. This group specializes in repertoire that calls for large instrumental forces. The ensemble is open to all Marywood students and community members by audition.

  1. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair and director of bands at Marywood University, will conduct the concert. Dr. Romines has directed music ensembles from public and private schools, community groups, colleges and universities, the military, and professional organizations. Over the past ten years, he has appeared as conductor and clinician more than 100 times in 35 states including: Canada, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and China.

Patrick J. Burns will serve as the guest artist at the concert. Mr. Burns is an adjunct professor of music at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where he teaches courses in music theory, orchestration, and composition, and has also taught instrumental music in the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools since 1998. As a clarinetist, Mr. Burns has performed with many professional ensembles in the New York metro area including: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Ballet Orchestra, the pit orchestra for the Broadway revival production of Camelot starring Robert Goulet, and with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society in broadcasts for National Public Radio and New Jersey Network Television.

For additional information about the Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert at Marywood University, please email, or call the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6268.