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Wind Ensemble Concert
Features Performance by
The Chamber Winds
MAILED: Nov. 13, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Ensemble, conducted by Todd Fiegel, will perform at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center.
Featured guest will be UW-Eau Claire music faculty member Daniel Newman, tenor, who will perform "A Cornfield in July" and "The River" with the Wind Ensemble. This piece was created by American composer William Penn, based on the writings of Hamlin Garland.
"Garland wrote about Americana, particularly of the Everyman in the upper Midwest. And the major contemporary composer William Penn brilliantly evokes the images of his poetry and prose through this piece for reduced winds, multiple percussion, piano and strings," Fiegel said.
Also highlighting the concert is the powerful "Music for Prague 1968," from the Pulitzer-prize winning composer Karel Husa.
"This piece was written as a tribute to the citizens of Prague upon the 1968 invasion of Soviet forces. Husa is a Czech who now teaches at Cornell University, but his native roots are very strong," Fiegel said. "Husa has the ability to portray such intensity and emotion through his use of more modern compositional techniques."
The last time the piece was performed on campus, it was conducted by the composer.
"This music is undeniably powerful, as evidenced by there having been over 8,000 documented performances of this work," Fiegel said.
There also will be a premiere performance by the newest ensemble among UW-Eau Claire bands, The Chamber Winds. It is comprised of 10 musicians who will perform the romantic French masterwork "Divertissement" by Emile Bernard. Also on the program is "Paris Sketches" by Martin Ellerby.
Ticket prices are $4.75 for the public, $3.75 for ages 17 and under, 62 and over and faculty and staff, and $1.25 for students with their UW-Eau Claire Blugold cards. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and at the door.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 13, 1997