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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Symphony Band
To Perform May 2
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-Sans' 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 university ID.


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Updated: April 18, 2001