Dr. Patrick Carney, Clayton State University director of Bands, is looking forward to his third season as the music director and conductor of the Atlanta Wind Symphony (AWS).
AWS is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2010-2011 Master Season, Sunday Oct. 10 at 3 p.m., at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. This concert will be a “Tribute to the Greatest Generation,” with a program honoring the men and women who grew up in the Great Depression, ended a war, and rebuilt America into a superpower.
Embarking on its 32nd season, the AWS is internationally respected for its continued musical excellence, contribution to music education, and service to the community. And, as a special gift to honor veterans, tickets to this event will be free. This concert will feature several familiar selections from these historic times certain to start feet tapping, and close with a special Big Band finale that will have everyone humming all the way home.
Since its inception, AWS has performed for television, charity benefits, state officials, and presidents, in a wide variety of venues, from outdoor parks and civic celebrations to Carnegie Hall. Comprised of more than 70 adult musicians ranging in experience from some of Atlanta’s finest professional musicians and composers to hobbyists, this group commits to delivering extraordinary performances, practicing diligently throughout the season. “I am excited about our program for this season, and as always, am honored to have been chosen to conduct this extraordinary group,” says Carney.