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Wind Symphony concert set for May 6

April 27, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. May 6 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The group, conducted by Dr. Peter Haberman, assistant professor of music, will open the concert with Symphony No. 9 by David Maslanka. The work is a large collection of instrumental songs, with themes like time, nature and grace.

"Variations on Korean Folk Song" by John Barnes Chance will follow, featuring senior Vicky Wilda, Green Bay, student conducting competition winner. Chance created the piece after serving as a member of the Eighth U.S. Army Band from 1958-59 in Seoul. He won the ABA Ostwald award a year after the piece was composed.

Next will be "Black Dog" by Scott McAllister, featuring senior Megan Pattarozzi, Middleton, winner in the student concerto competition, on clarinet. The work was inspired by classic hard rock music, particularly Led Zeppelin's rhapsodic-style "Black Dog."

The final piece will be "Music for Prague" by Karel Husa. The work makes use of the old Hussite war song from the 15th century, "Ye Warriors of God and His Law."

Tickets, available online and at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, are $6 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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