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Symphony Band and Wind Symphony To Perform
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Oct. 7, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band and Wind Symphony will give a joint concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, under the direction of Dr. Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will open the concert. The ensemble's first selection will be a piece by Gustav Holst, followed by Anthony Iannaccone's "After a Gentle Rain." The Symphony Band also will feature pianist Namji Kim, assistant professor of music, performing an arrangement by Michael Cunningham, professor of music, of Arensky's "Valse".

The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. R. Mark Heidel, associate professor of music, will take the stage following the Symphony Band's performance. They will open their portion of the concert with "Rocky Point Holiday" by Ron Nelson and "Lux Aurumque" by twentieth-century composer Eric Whitacre. Dr. Verle Ormsby, lecturer of music, will assist the ensemble on French horn in James Beckel's "The Glass Bead Game." The Wind Symphony will conclude the concert with "Alte Kameraden" by Carl Teike.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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