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UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band
To Perform Spring Concert
MAILED: May 1, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band will present a spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Rodney Hudson, associate professor of music, conducts the Symphony Band, which will begin its performance with Joseph Jenkins' "American Overture for Band," written for the U.S. Army Field band and dedicated to its conductor at the time, Chester E. Whiting.
The group will follow with the band version premiere of "Grusha Suite," written by UW-Eau Claire professor of music Dr. Michael Cunningham, and George Gershwin's "Second Prelude for Piano," featuring a piano solo by freshman Yukiko Fujimura of Japan. The first half of the concert will conclude with Vincent Persichetti's "Pageant," featuring guest conductor Stacy Kern, a senior from North St. Paul, Minn., and winner of the 2002 Student Conducting Competition.
"Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes Chance will open the second half of the concert and will feature guest conductor Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music and theatre arts and Director of Bands at UW-Eau Claire. Three more pieces will be presented, including Concerto for Trombone and Band by Launy Grondahl. Winner of the 2002 Student Solo Competition, trombonist Keith Hilson, a senior from Eau Claire, will perform the first movement of the piece. The concert will conclude with Edward Gregson's "Festivo."
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: May 1, 2002