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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Women’s Chorus, University Band
To Perform at UW-Eau Claire Dec. 4
MAILED: Nov. 24, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Randy Dickerson, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will conduct his first concert at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire when the university’s Women’s Chorus and University Band perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
          “We are doing something quite unusual in the Women’s Chorus performance,” Dickerson said of the group that will perform the first half of the concert. “We are bringing in supplemental musicians from the music department to enhance the musical effect.”
          For example, the chorus will perform “The Music of the Night” from the musical “Phantom of the Opera” with accompaniment by a string quartet.
          Additional works the chorus will perform are “Of Creation” by Linda Steen Spevacek, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by Don Raye and Hughie Prince, and “Summertime” by George Gershwin and arranged by Dubose Heyward.
          The University Band will perform six selections in the second half of the concert.
          “On the University Band program we are doing a wide variety of selections, including a transcription of one of Dvorak’s Slavonic dances, a contemporary work for concert band, a ballad and, of course, a traditional march,” Dickerson said.
          The band will open its portion of the concert with Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Antonin Dvorak and arranged by Andrew Balent. Among the five selections to remain are “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes and “Emblem of Unity” by J.J. Richards.
          Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $3.75 for adults; $2.75 for those age 62 and older and children 17 and younger; or free for faculty, staff and students with a university ID.

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Updated: Nov. 24, 2000