SDSU Wind Symphony Presents Free, Outdoor “Concert on the Plaza”


Lizbeth Persons Price
Public Affairs Specialist, Arts
SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
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SDSU Wind Symphony Presents Free, Outdoor “Concert on the Plaza”
Free, pet-friendly public performance invites everyone to bring a picnic and enjoy the classics

(San Diego, CA) –The SDSU Wind Symphony presents Concert on the Plaza, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 4:00 p.m., on SDSU’s Performing Arts Plaza. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or folding chair, a picnic, and even their music-loving pet on leash, to enjoy an afternoon concert of wind band classics. The concert is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

“We’re excited to offer our Second Annual Concert on the Plaza,” said SDSU Wind Symphony conductor Shannon Kitelinger. “Last year’s concert was a huge success with not only students, faculty, and alumni, but lots of community members in the crowd. This year we’re planning an afternoon of classic pieces for band with a theme of Folk Songs and Fantasies. The music will include folk songs from around the world, including Mexico, England, Russia, and America.”

The program will feature favorites including La Fiesta Mexicana, English Folk Song Suite, and The Gumsucker’s March. Other composers featured on the program will be John Philip Sousa, Peter Tchaikovsky, Sam Hazo, and Frank Ticheli. The 50-piece SDSU Wind Symphony will be joined by guests from the San Diego Summer Music Institute, San Diego’s premiere summer music camp.

The SDSU School of Music and Dance presents over 200 concerts, recitals, and dance performances each year. More information can be found on the School’s website at, by calling 619-594-1017, or by connecting on Facebook or Twitter.

SDSU Wind Symphony

The SDSU Wind Symphony is the premiere wind group at San Diego State University. Membership is selected through audition from the most outstanding musicians attending SDSU. The ensemble embraces the burgeoning wind band movement through promoting the repertoire of the past as well as the music of today. Under the leadership of Director of Bands Shannon Kitelinger, the ensemble hopes to build on its long tradition and promote the advancement of the wind band medium.

SDSU School of Music and Dance

The study of music was an early area of concentration at San Diego State University. Among the first seven professors hired in 1898 when the university was chartered, one was a music professor. By 1907 the Department of Music at San Diego State University began conferring degrees, and a commitment to excellence in artistic innovation was dedicated. The commitment fostered a long legacy of educational and musical leadership for the program. Today it flourishes as the SDSU School of Music and Dance. For more information visit

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Concert On The Plaza
SDSU Wind Symphony
Sunday, October 11, 4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Plaza, SDSU
Free Admission, Open to the Public