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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and
Symphony Band to Perform Oct. 19

 MAILED:  Oct. 6, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will present a joint concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will open the concert with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ classic “Folk Song Suite.” The group also will play pieces by Persichetti, Del Borgo and Shostakovich and will close with Fillmore’s march, “Americans We.”

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music, will begin its portion of the concert with “Masque,” a new piece by Kenneth Hesketh. Ostrander will be the featured soloist with the group on a jazzy, high-energy trombone solo by Adam Gorb. The band also will present pieces by Gustav Holst, Jonathan Newman, Malcolm Arnold and Percy Grainger.

This is Ostrander’s first appearance conducting and performing with the UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department. Ostrander comes from the Eastman School of Music at the University of New York-Rochester where he is completing his doctoral studies. He received master’s degrees in both trombone and wind conducting from the New England Conservatory and a bachelor’s and performer’s certificate from Eastman as well. He also has performed with numerous jazz bands, orchestras and wind bands and has conducted wind ensembles at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., and the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (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: October 3, 2003