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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony to Perform Spring Concert May 7

RELEASED: April 21, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Wind Symphony will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Richard Mark Heidel, associate professor of music, the ensemble plans to open with Ron Nelson's "Aspen Jubilee," featuring senior soprano soloist Marilyn Spiess, Waconia, Minn. The Wind Symphony will follow with "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night" by Mark Camphouse and " Country Gardens" by Percy Aldridge Grainger.

The second half of the concert will begin with William Schuman's " Chester," guest conducted by Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music. Next, senior Joshua Lee, Ladysmith, winner of the 2006 Student Soloist Competition, will be featured as a tuba soloist in Eugene Bozza'a Concertino for Tuba. Following that, senior Adam Boll, Fifield, winner of the 2006 Student Conducting Competition, will guest conduct Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold. The concert will conclude with "Whip and Spur" by Thomas Allen, as arranged by Ray Cramer.

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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