University Wind EnsembleThe University Wind Ensemble will perform its spring concert April 1 at the Capitol Theatre.

Concert to wind up wind ensemble season

A performance of a piece first premiered in Windsor in 1980 will grace the program of the University Wind Ensemble year-end concert Saturday, April 1.

Gerry Brown, music director of the Windsor Forster High School Band, commissioned “The Hounds of Spring” from composer Alfred Reed, and the band premiered it at what was then the Cleary Auditorium. Brown will take the baton to conduct the same work Saturday.

Elsewhere on the program, Mike Seguin will direct the ensemble through Reed’s “A Festive Overture,” John Williams’ “The Cowboys,” Robert W. Smith’s “12 Seconds To the Moon,” and more.

It all gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Pentastar Theatre in the Capitol, 121 University Ave. West. Admission is $20, with a student rate of $10; find ticket and program information on the event webpage.