Sunday, May 13, 2012

Concert Preview: Knightwind Ensemble

The Knightwind Ensemble will present their annual Pops Concert on Memorial Day, Monday May 28 at 1 PM in the Chapel of the Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park. 

The Park, in observance of Memorial Day, will be flying their Avenue of Flags:  over 1,500 flags on display throughout the grounds (weather permitting).  The ceremonies begin at 9 AM, with the Knightwind Ensemble concert starting at 1 PM.

Besides patriotic marches and music from Broadway and the movies, the Ensemble will present a work that was written for The President's Own United States Marine Corps Band in 2009.  It is a musical setting of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address entitled A New Birth of Freedom.  And, of course, the concert would not be complete without the traditional Armed Forces Salute.

You might consider coming a bit early to enjoy some of the other performances and ceremonies.  You can also browse the wonderful artwork throughout the building.  And of course, driving through the Avenue of Flags is quite an experience, even if you have done it before.

The events in Wisconsin Memorial Park begin at 9 AM.  The Wisconsin Memorial Park web site has more information.  You can also find more information at the Knightwind Ensemble web site.

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