||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Symphony Band to Perform|
May 5 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 27, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 5 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Under the direction of Rodney Hudson, associate professor of music, the performance will include Richard Wagner's "Trauermusik"; Joseph Willcox Jenkins' "American Overture," a piece written for the U.S. Army Field Band; and Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst.
A classic Russian march, "A Slavic Farewell," by Vasilij Ivanovitj Agapkin will be included in the program, which Hudson said, "is as familiar to the Russian people as 'Stars and Stripes' is to the American public."
Alfred Reed's "Armenian Dances (Part II)" is a setting of authentic Armenian folk songs from the collected works of Gomidas Vartabed who is the founder of Armenian classical music, Hudson said.
Also on the program is "Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes Chance.
"This is an early composition written by Chance who exhibited a great talent for band composition and unfortunately died at the early age of 38, just as his career was beginning to flourish," Hudson said.
Dr. Robert Bayless, who is filling the music education interim position for this academic year, will appear on the program as a guest conductor. Bayless, an Ohio native, received his bachelor of science in music education and master's of education degree from Kent State University. Also at Kent State, he received a teaching assistantship while working toward completion of a doctorate in music education.
Among the performance honors received by groups conducted by Bayless are: the Anglo-American Bicentennial Festival, Royal Albert Hall, London, England; Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago; Washington National Cathedral Easter Services, Washington, D.C.; Mid-East Band Clinic, Pittsburgh; American School Band Director's Ohio State Meeting; and the Ohio Music Education Association State Meetings.
Following the concert, Symphony Band will leave for a tour of high schools in western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities area May 6 and 7.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for the public, $3.75 for seniors, children under 18, faculty or staff with university ID or $1.25 for students with university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 27, 1999