Ohio Northern University’s Department of Music presented an evening of Russian music with the ONU Wind Orchestra’s annual fall concert inside the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.
One musical group within the orchestra, The Northern Winds, performed a selection of traditional Russian music for wind and percussion instruments. The program included works by Gliere, who is most famous for his symphony numbers and opera productions; Prokfiev, the composer of the Russian ballet, Romeo and Juliet and others; Kozhevnikov, who composed symphony compositions for wind instruments; and Shostakovich, who is unique for his composition of film music.
Brandon Guillen, a senior mathematical statistics major, was a featured soloist during the Gliere horn concerto number.
“Russian music is one of my favorite styles of music to perform because it’s so unique and challenging from other pieces we play,” says Kellen Robacki, a junior music performance major.