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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony
To Offer Varied Spring Concert
MAILED: April 22, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony will present a spring concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music, conducts the Wind Symphony.
The first half of the program will feature four pieces, including Philip Sparke's "The Year of the Dragon" and the world premiere of "Overture: The Cave of Silver Willows," written by Dr. Michael Cunningham, professor of music at UW-Eau Claire.
"This piece is the overture to an unproduced children's musical dating from 1987," said Cunningham. "I took all the songs from that show and created a band overture that could be performed independent of the show."
The second half of the program will feature several guest conductors and a special piano performance. Associate professor of music Rodney Hudson will conduct "Wedding Dance" by Jacques Press, and Curt Campbell, a senior music education major from Peshtigo and winner of the 2002 Student Conducting Competition, will conduct "Variations on a Korean Folk Song" by John Barnes Chance. Andrew French, a senior piano major from Plymouth, Minn., and winner of the 2002 Student Soloist Competition, will collaborate with the Wind Symphony to present Donald Hunsberger's arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," always a favorite with concert goers.
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 and staff with a university ID; and $1.25 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 22, 2002