This weekend NAU choirs perform winter concert, wind symphony welcomes spring

NAU Wind Symphony plays

On March 2, the Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony will perform its spring concert, “Stravinsky and Friends.”

The concert will feature two School of Music faculty members, Rita Borden, performing Stravinsky’s “Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments,” and Louise Scott, who will be featured in the “Romance” movement of “The Gadfly Suite.”

The concert includes “La Procession Du Rocio,” composed by Joaquin Turina, and “The Gadfly Suite” composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, both of whom were heavily influenced by Stravinsky.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for NAU employees and seniors. Tickets are available through the NAU Ticket Office in the University Union, at the event, online at and by calling (928)-523-5661. Parking is free on campus Friday night through Sunday.

The Northern Arizona University Winter Festival of Choirs will be held at 3 p.m. on March 4 in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. The concert will feature a wide variety of historic, diverse and contemporary music for handbells and choirs from the Harold M. Harter Memorial Handbell Choir, the Men’s Chorale, University Singers and the Women’s Chorale.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/NAU faculty and staff and free for students with a valid NAU ID.