SLU Wind Symphony sets ‘Magical Music of Walt Disney’ _lowres

Photo provided by Southeastern Louisiana University -- CUTLINE DISNEY MUSIC HIGHLIGHTED – The award-winning Wind Symphony of Southeastern Louisiana University, shown here performing in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will present a special concert for music lovers of all ages, “The Magical Music of Walt Disney,” in the university’s Pottle Music Auditorium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

A special concert, “The Magical Music of Walt Disney,” will be presented by the award-winning Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Pottle Music Auditorium on Friendship Circle on campus.

The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Southeastern Director of Bands Glen Hemberger. Tickets, which are $3, will be available at the Pottle Auditorium box office starting at 1 p.m.

Hemberger said the concert is presented as part of an ongoing educational series of performances presented by the Wind Symphony in Tangipahoa Parish.

“The Wind Symphony has committed itself to community outreach,” he said, “and especially to encouraging a new generation of students to embrace music through band and choir.”

The concert will include music featured at the Disneyland, Disneyworld and Epcot theme parks, as well as music from well-known movies, Hemberger added.

Several Disney characters will greet the audience before and after the concert.

The program will include music from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Tangled,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Other pieces to be performed include “You’ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan”; “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid;” and “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

Conductors in the performance will include Hemberger and three master of music conducting associates — Sharie Mahler, of Destrehan; Rebecca Gambino, of Mandeville; and Matthew Soukup, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Featured vocalists include Tara Hymel, of Denham Springs, and Benjamin Vollentine, of Covington.