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Wind Symphony and Two Bands
To Perform Nov. 8 at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Oct. 24, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Wind Symphony, Symphony Band and Indianhead Honors Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Phil Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will be featured with the Wind Symphony and Honors Band on two trombone solos. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Indianhead Honors Band and Wind Clinic being held all day Saturday in the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, directed by Ostrander, will open the concert with “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik. The group also will play the classic “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Grainger and Prokofiev’s March, Op. 99.

The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. R. Mark Heidel, director of bands, will open their portion of the concert with “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager. The ensemble will feature Ostrander on a jazzy trombone solo, “Downtown Diversions” by Adam Gorb, and will close with “The Melody Shop” by Karl King.

The Indianhead Honors Band, directed by Heidel, will open with “River of Life” by Steven Reineke. The group also will perform “Loch Lomond” by Frank Ticheli; “Morceau Symphonique” by Alexandre Guilmant, featuring Ostrander on trombone; and “Yagi-Bushi,” a Japanese folk song arranged by Naohiro Iwai. The Honors Band will close the concert with a Jay Bocook arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s classic “West Side Story.”

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $4.


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Updated: October 21, 2003