Build an appetite for a nice dinner downtown tonight with an appetizer of Symphonic Band.
The College of Wooster's Scot Symphonic Band will make a concert stop in Knoxville performing at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Knoxville at 620 State Street. Free, but contributions cheerfully accepted.
"Directed by Thomas Roblee and assisted by Ned Brooks, the band has entertained audiences nationwide during its annual spring tour, which began in 1976. The ensemble's distinctive uniforms consist of kilts with hand-sewn pleats made from the College's MacLeod Tartan plaid, representing its Scottish Presbyterian heritage. Each Scot Band concert includes the traditional music of Scotland by the bagpipers, drummers, and Highland dancers."
The concert will open with Paul Hindemith's "March from Symphonic Metamorphosis" followed by Healey Willan's "Royce Hall Suite" in three movements. Robert Sheldon's "As a Wind from the North" Other selections include Norman Dello Joio's Scenes from "The Louvre" based on Ancient Airs in five movements; "Untitled" by Jordan Key; George Gershwin's "The Symphonic Gershwin," arranged by Warren Barker; and John Philip Sousa's "Sempre Fidelis."The concert will conclude with the band's rendition of "Amazing Grace." Following that, The College of Wooster Pipe Band and Highland dancers will perform a set of Scottish bagpipe music.