MAILED: April 18, 2001
EAU CLAIRE The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band will present a spring concert 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Under the direction of Rodney Hudson, associate professor
of music, the band will begin with Robert Smith's "Africa," a collection
of primitive folksongs from Western Africa. "The work uses a large array of
percussion instruments to exhibit traditional ceremonial music for dance and
entertainment," Hudson said.
Other songs on the program are "Blessed Are They" by
Johannes Brahms, "Variants on a Medieval Tune" by Norman Dello Joio and "Pas Redouble," Camille
Saint-Saëns' fast concert march.
Frank Ticheli's, "Fortress," was chosen for the
first conducting competition held this year in the music department at UW-Eau
Claire. Junior Timothy Dolesh, Appleton, won the competition and will be
the guest conductor.
Also on the program is "Night Soliloquy" by Kent
Kennan, featuring freshmen Heidi Olson, Ladysmith, on the flute. Olson
won the solo competition held at UW-Eau Claire this semester.
Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, associate professor of music and
theatre arts and newly appointed director of bands, will be the guest conductor
for "Canzona" by Peter Mennin.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center,
(715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for the public; $3.75 for seniors, children under 17,
and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.25 for students with a
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 18, 2001