FAMU Wind Symphony to Make Historic Performance at Carnegie Hall

FAMU Wind Symphony Carnegie Hall
Posted at 10:04 PM, Mar 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-16 18:51:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Wind Symphony will be making a debut at Carnegie Hall in less than two weeks.

On March 29th they will give a 30 minute performance at the Stern Auditorium - Perelman Stage, marking the first appearance of a classical ensemble from a historically black college or university at Carnegie Hall.

The Wind Symphony's invitation is a part of the Ensemble Spotlight Series.

According to FAMU, during its Carnegie Hall debut, the group will perform Jack Stamp's "Fanfare for a New Era;" John Williams and D. Hunsberger's "Star Wars Trilogy;" Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst (edited);" David Maslanka's "Symphony No. 7, Mvt. III;" and Bob Lowden's "Dixieland Jam."

There will be a reception in honor of FAMU's Wind Symphony before their Carnegie Hall performance to help fund the Department of Music.

For more information about the performance and reception, visit