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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Wind Symphony Concert
Set For May 6
MAILED: April 23, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Wind Symphony will perform its final concert of the academic year at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
         Under the direction of Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, the group will present a diverse concert highlighting the talents of both students and faculty.
         Seniors Eugene Powers, Apple Valley, Minn., and William Olson, Circle Pines, Minn., will showcase their talents in conducting and performing on the alto saxophone, respectively.
         To earn this honor, Powers won the First Annual UW-Eau Claire Bands Conducting Competition and Olson won the 2001 UW-Eau Claire Bands Solo Competition.
         "The competitions allow us to recognize students and get them involved in the program," said Heidel. "It is also a great opportunity for the students to gain performing experience," he added.
         The symphony will perform eight works beginning with John Adams’ "Short Ride In A Fast Machine," a brilliant and jubilant work played for the first time at the opening concert of the Great Woods Festival in Mansfield, Mass.
         Various other works will be performed, including "American Salute" by Morton Gould. This piece, to be conducted by Rodney B. Hudson, associate professor of music and theater arts, is semi-serious in nature and reflects Gould’s skill in thematic development.
         The concert will conclude with "The Charlatan" by John Phillip Sousa, a composer well known for his distinct flair for writing and performing marches.
         "Overall this concert encompasses many different styles of music," said Heidel. "There is something for people of all ages and musical tastes to enjoy."
         Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults; $3.75 for those age 62 and older, children 17 and younger, and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.25 for students with a university ID.

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Janice B. Wisner
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Updated: April 23 2001