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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony to Present Spring Concert May 1

RELEASED: April 18, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony will present a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Under the direction of Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music, the ensemble will begin with "Kirkpatrick Fanfare" by Andrew Boysen Jr., followed by Dana Wilson's "Vortex" with Donald Patterson, professor of music, on piano. "The Irish Washerwoman" by Leroy Anderson and "Siegfried's Rhine Journey," composed by Richard Wagner and arranged for band by Dr. David Baker, professor of music and chair of the department of music and theatre arts, also will be presented.

Phil Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will be featured as guest conductor for Jack Stamp's "Pastime," and senior Andrei Strizek, Sun Prairie, winner of the 2005 UW-Eau Claire Bands Student Conducting Competition, will conduct "Incantation and Dance," composed by John Barnes Chance. The ensemble's performance of Concertino, op. 107 by Cécile Chaminade will feature senior Laura Barth, Eau Claire, winner of the 2005 UW-Eau Claire Bands Student Soloist Competition, on flute. The Wind Symphony will bring the concert to a conclusion with E.E. Bagley's "National Emblem."

The Wind Symphony has performed at the Wisconsin State Music Conference (2003, 2001), the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Convention (2004), and the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter State Convention (2002).

Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $5 for the public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; and $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students.

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