Brock Wind Ensemble kicks off holiday season

The Brock University Department of Music Wind Ensemble will present an evening of captivating melodies Tuesday, Dec. 5 in St. Catharines.

Under the baton of conductor Zoltan Kalman, the University Wind Ensemble features the talents of 70 musicians drawn from Brock University, high schools across the region, and the broader music community.

On stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Partridge Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the ensemble will perform a spectacular range of works from the past and present including Kernen’s Latin Mood, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Alford’s The Purple Carnival, Whitacre’s Ghost Train, Gorb’s Awayday, Kositsky’s Suite Canadienne, Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby and a medley from the musical Frozen, featuring four-year-old Khloe Kalman.

The concert also includes musicians Michael Hindrichs, Peter Macdonald, David Pearson and Graham Young from the Hamilton Symphony on the Bay, Patrick Beard from the Niagara Symphony and high school students from three area schools.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission or $5 through the eyeGo high school program. Free tickets are available to current MIWSFPA students. Tickets are available through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 905-688-0722,  online at, via email at  or at the door.

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