WFIT Features

Celebrating WFIT's 40th Anniversary through a new concept called "The Panther Cypher", which is a group of students with musical talents coming together and showing what they can do. Kevin Jackman, Brandon SImms, Adrian Mchargh, and WFIT's new Director of Special Events Angel Vasquez, decided to create this event and at the same time honor Dr. Jerome Keuper for integrating FIT and bringing WFIT to us. The video is great entertainment, promotion and education so I hope you enjoy.

We begin with a baroque hour featuring a battle suite for brasses by Samuel Scheidt, the seventh in our cycle of the eight symphonies of William Boyce, the Vivaldi Gloria, and an orchestral concerto by Johann David Heinichen -- once  the official composer to the most prestigious court orchestra in Northern Europe, now largely unknown.

We sat down with some of WFIT's staff to talk about the history and future of WFIT as part of our 40th Anniversary Celebration. 

Mozart's Attic begins with some dance music from the middle ages and then from a little bit later --  the 1400s.

Then we have some Renaissance music for double reed consort.

Next we begin a new series featuring the great violin concerti, beginning with the Brahms Concerto in D.

Harp music of Debussy, a piano trio by Jennifer Higdon played by the Lincoln Trio -- who recently gave a concert locally, Rimsky Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, and harpsichord pieces by Balbastre and Couperin.

Mozart's Attic begins with some music for Good Friday written in 1645 By Heinrich Schutz.

From there we go to another of the short symphonies of William Boyce, an English composer following in the footsteps of Handel.

Then a suite for viols, a lute fantasy, and a troubadour song all written by late Renaissance composer John Dowland.

We continue with some heroic music for organ, brass, and percussion, Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, and some Masonic music of Mozart, and conclude with Debussy's only string quartet.