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UW-Eau Claire's Symphony Band
To Perform Spring Concert April 27

 MAILED:  April 18, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - The Symphony Band at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The ensemble, conducted by Rodney Hudson, associate professor of music, will begin the concert with "Songs of the Sailor and Sea" by Robert W. Smith and will conclude with John Phillip Sousa's "The Pathfinder of Panama," dedicated to the memory of Dr. Donald S. George, director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1968-1995.

Other works the Symphony Band will perform include "Nimrod," from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar; "Simon Suite, Op. 58d" by Michael Cunningham; "Concerto for Trumpet" by Alexander Arutunian, featuring student soloist Thomas Krochock, Minneapolis, Minn., on trumpet; and "Divertimento for Winds and Percussion" by Roger Cichy. The Divertimento was written as a tribute to noted American composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Also, Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, director of bands at UW-Eau Claire, will guest conduct "Folk Festival" by Dmitri Shostakovich.

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.


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Updated: April 18, 2003