Christine Thorne, a community musician, and Kendall Gallagher, an E.L. Crossley Secondary School student, rehearse for next week's Brock University Wind Ensemble presentation of 'A Weekend in New York.'

Christine Thorne, a community musician, and Kendall Gallagher, an E.L. Crossley Secondary School student, rehearse for next week's Brock University Wind Ensemble presentation of 'A Weekend in New York.'

Brock University’s Wind Ensemble is exploring the music of the Big Apple next week with an evening featuring masterworks of the past and present entitled “A Weekend in New York.”

The program includes such works as Aram Khachaturian’s Gayaneh Dance Suite No. 1, Philip Sparke’s Prelude to a Celebration and A Weekend in New York, Chuck Eelledge’s Latin Fantasy, John Williams’ score from the film Catch Me if You Can, Luigi Zaninelli’s Three Dances of Enchantment and Five American Gospel Songs and Gustav Holst’s Mars from The Planets.

The wind ensemble is led by conductor Zoltan Kalman and is comprised of 55 musicians drawn from Brock’s music department, local high schools and Niagara’s classical music community, including Niagara Symphony and Symphony Hamilton.

“I have prepared a program that explores a wide range of compositions spanning many centuries and styles,” Kalman said. “The variety of  musical offerings will demonstrate the versatility of the Brock Wind Ensemble and we’re proud to feature our very own soloists, Caroline Corkum, Tim Stacey and Sean Adlam. We offer an exciting repertoire where diversity is the key and, above all, showcases the wealth of talent that we have here in the Niagara Region.”

The program takes place April 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Geneal admission is $5.