Festival of the Arts: Four State Symphonic Winds

Event information

June 11, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Presented By: PSU Music Department

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Address: 1711 S. Homer, Pittsburg, KS

Event details

From swashbuckling to a musical ghost, get ready for the Four State Symphonic Wind Ensemble's concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts!
Directed by Pitt State Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Chybowski, the group includes regional music educators, college professors, students, and retired area musicians.
The playlist will explore how real life events become legendary, including a swashbuckling skirmish between rival Scottish families, the catastrophe of a Japanese tuna fishing boat contaminated by nuclear fallout but remembered as a dragon rising to heaven, a musical "ghost" recalling styles from the past, the history behind our national anthem, and a tribute to boyhood memories of Southern culture complete with tractor pulls, local tragedies, and the excitement of the cage match in the old WWF of the 1970s.


The annual tradition of a weeklong series of free concerts continues this summer with the Pittsburg Festival of the Arts, planned for June 11-18 in venues at Pittsburg State University and throughout the community.

Organized by Associate Professor Raul Munguia in collaboration with the Pitt State Department of Music, local businesses, and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, the week will feature a mix of indoor concerts featuring jazz, brass, Latin, chamber music, and more. A related exhibit also will be on display at the Bicknell Center, 1711 S. Homer.

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