||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
University Wind Symphony|
To Perform March 7
MAILED: Feb. 19, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. March 7 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Under the direction of Todd Fiegel, the Symphony will open the program with Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. The soloist is senior music education major Rebecca Campbell, Elk River, Minn. Campbell is the winner of the first UW-Eau Claire Bands Concerto Competition.
"Since there has not been an opportunity for our students to perform major solo repertoire with the orchestra or bands, the bands started the competition this year," Fiegel said.
He designed the competition so that auditions are held in November and the winners will perform during the March concert each year.
The second half of the program is Johan de Meij's Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings."
"It is a very descriptive work, designed to portray five elements of Tolkien's great fantasy series," Fiegel said.
The five movements are Gandalf (The Wizard), Lothlorien (The Elvenwood), Gollum, Journey in the Dark and Hobbits. He said performances of the entire work are infrequent.
"This is a major band composition, having won numerous composition competitions," Fiegel said. "It brilliantly evokes the characters and events of this timeless story."
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults, $3.75 for seniors and children under 18 or faculty and staff with university ID, or $1.25 for students with university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 19, 1999