Wind Symphony to Welcome Michael Sachs at Weigel Hall Auditorium, 2/25

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Russel C. Mikkelson, welcomes Michael Sachs as soloist on Tuesday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

The program, "Looking Back, Listening Forward," will feature Sachs as soloist on the four-movement concerto a Voice, a Messenger by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. This performance marks the second performance of the work, which was jointly commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and the Big Ten Band Directors Association. The Wind Symphony and Sachs will reprise this performance at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Convention at Ball State, Muncie, Indiana, on Saturday, March 1.

Also programmed are Parthia in Dis, Pleyel; Tunbridge Fair, Walter Piston; Colonial Song, Percy Grainger; and a consortium premiere performance of John Mackey's 2012 work, The Frozen Cathedral. Jonathan Waters and Scott A. Jones as guest conductors.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-Ohio State students and children. Free to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff; 1 ticket per BuckID presented in person, subject to availability.

Visit for more information and details. Advance tickets available by calling (614) 292-2295.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

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by Peter Danish