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Upper Midwest Trombone Summit Set for Oct. 23
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Oct. 13, 2005

UW-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble
UW-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble

EAU CLAIRE — The first Upper Midwest Trombone Summit will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Haas Fine Arts Center of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The event schedule includes a concert as well as several workshops throughout the day.

A master class open to any interested high school trombonists is scheduled for noon in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The group will rehearse during this time for a 4:45 p.m. performance in the Haas Fine Arts Lobby. Participants will be working on and performing arrangements of Handel's " Largo" from the opera "Xerxes," "Grab und Mond" by Schubert and "Land-Sighting" by Grieg.

A chamber music class is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. in Philips Recital Hall. During the class, faculty members will coach several student trombone trios and quartets. The class is open to the public.

The summit will conclude with a concert featuring three different trombone ensembles at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The UW-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble will open the concert with "Mini-Overture" by James Kazik. They also will perform Morton Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium." Next, the University of Minnesota Trombone Ensemble will perform works by Arcangelo Corelli, Handel and Gary Gilroy. The Massed Trombone Ensemble will close the concert with "Seventy-Six Trombones" by Meredith Wilson.

High school students interested in participating should contact Trombone Summit director Dr. Phillip Ostrander at ostranpa@uwec.edu. All the summit events are free and open to the public.

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