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
"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,"
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 23 2001