The Clock Tower Wind Orchestra, a new professional concert band directed by Chris Chapman, will make its debut performance 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Oregon State University's Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.
The 41 members of the band are from symphony orchestras, military bands and music faculties throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Chapman spearheaded the formation of this ensemble. He is an award-winning conductor and clinician who currently serves as director of bands at Oregon State University, music director of the Oregon Brass Society in Springfield and artistic director of the Portland Wind Symphony, a semi-professional ensemble based in the Portland metro area.
The program includes "Millennium Cannons" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts; Percy Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy"; "Aegean Festival Overture" by Andreas Makris and more.
The performance is free. No tickets are required. RSVP is requested at: bit.ly/clocktowerwinds.