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UW-Eau Claire’s Wind Symphony and Symphony Band
To Present Joint Concert March 14

 MAILED:  March 1, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will present a joint concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, directed by Dr. Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will open the concert with Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Folk Dances.” The group also will play pieces by William Schuman and John Paulson and close with “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed. Dr. Jeffrey Crowell, assistant professor of music, will perform Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble by Ney Rosauro as well.

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music, will begin its portion of the concert with “Ride” by Samuel Hazo. The band also will present pieces by Aaron Copland, Harry Alford and Peter Tchaikovsky. Dr. Christa Garvey, assistant professor of music, will be the featured soloist with the group on Concertino for Oboe and Winds by Carl Maria von Weber.

Crowell teaches applied percussion and percussion techniques, conducts the UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble and leads Jazz III, one of the ensembles in UW-Eau Claire’s award-winning jazz program. Before joining the faculty at UW-Eau Claire, Crowell taught on the faculties of several colleges, including Purdue University. He is active throughout the Midwest and Western United States as a performer, clinician, adjudicator and educator. He also is on the teaching staffs of several summer camps, including the Yamaha Sounds of Summer-Midwest Total Percussion Camp in Illinois and the Shell Lake Jazz Ensemble and Combo Camp.

Garvey joined the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall of 2003 and teaches music theory and applied oboe. She is an active performer and a member of the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. Garvey previously served on the faculty of the Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has performed with many orchestras in the Rocky Mountain area, including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Wyoming’s Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra and the Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra, and at the Aspen Music Festival. Garvey holds a doctor of musical arts degree in oboe performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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: March 1, 2004