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UW-Eau Claire's Wind Symphony and
Symphony Band to Perform Together
MAILED: March 4, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
"Having the two bands share a program gives the audience a great opportunity to experience a large part of the UW-Eau Claire band program," said Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music and theatre arts and conductor of Wind Symphony. "These are the top two bands at the University and the students in both bands have worked very hard in preparation for this concert."
Both bands are performing this concert after returning from a two-day high school tour in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
The Symphony Band, conducted by Rodney Hudson, associate professor of music and theatre arts, will open the concert. Their program includes Alfred Reed's "Alleluia! Laudamus Te," a canticle of praise without words; Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry," a favorite Irish tune written in 1909; and Frank Ticheli's "Vesuvius," named for Mt. Vesuvius, a volcano that erupted in 79 A.D. and destroyed the city of Pompeii.
After an intermission, Wind Symphony will perform works such as Mark Camphouse's "A Movement for Rosa," written to commemorate civil rights activist Rosa Parks; Eric Whitacre's "Ghost Train," a song that came out of American folklore; and Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah") composed in 1942 by Leonard Bernstein for his father.
"The music for this concert is diverse," said Heidel, "and it should appeal to a wide-range of musical tastes."
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, are $4.75 for the general public; $3.75 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty or staff with a university ID; and $1.25 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 4, 2002