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UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band and
Wind Symphony To Perform March 9
MAILED: Feb. 24, 2003
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band and Wind Symphony will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Symphony Band, conducted by Rodney B. Hudson, associate director of bands, will open the concert with "Rejouissance" by James Curnow, a fantasia based on "Ein Feste Burg." The ensemble also will perform "Salvation Is Created," composed by Pavel Tschesnokoff and arranged by Bruce Housekneckt; "Washington Grays March," composed by Claudio S. Grafulla and edited by Frederick Fennell; and "Puszta" by Jan Van der Roost, a setting of four gypsy dances. Hudson described "Puszta" as a contrasting piece to the other compositions the ensemble is performing. In addition, the Symphony Band will perform Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta," by Clifton Williams, which depicts the pageantry of Latin American celebrations including street bands, bullfights and bright costumes. Andrew Parks, associate professor of music, will be featured as a soloist in "Morceau de Concert," composed by Camille Saint-Saens and transcribed by Douglas A. Nelson.
The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. R. Mark Heidel, director of bands, will open with "Postcard" by Frank Ticheli. Their performance also will include "Four Dances from ‘West Side Story'" composed by Leonard Bernstein and transcribed by Ian Polster; "The Lord of the Rings" by Johan de Meij; and "The Circus Bee" by Henry Fillmore.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, are $4.75 for the general public; $3.75 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.25 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: February 24, 2003