Seymour grad part of spring concert

Whitney Pottschmidt of Seymour and the University Symphonic Band of Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The concert is based on music that is linked with stories. The first half of the program is a four-movement work titled “The Divine Comedy” by Robert W. Smith, based on Dante Alighieri’s literacy classic of the same name. The four movements are titled “The Inferno,” “Purgatorio,” “The Ascension” and “Paradiso.”

The music for the second half of the program is music from well-known story lines that have been made into major Hollywood films. The band will be performing music from the “The Wizard of Oz,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas.”

Andrew Schultz is the band’s conductor.

The University Symphonic Band was formed in 1906 and is the oldest continuing musical organization at Concordia. The ensemble places emphasis on sacred, multicultural and contemporary literature along with traditional concert band repertoire.