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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony
to Present Spring Concert May 4

RELEASED: April 28, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony will present a concert at 1 p.m. May 4 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Wind Symphony, directed by Richard Mark Heidel, associate professor of music, will begin with "Early Light" by Carolyn Bremer; "Ballade" by Claude Debussy, arranged by Michael Cunningham, professor emeritus of music; and George Gershwin's Second Rhapsody, featuring Donald Patterson, professor of music, on piano.

The second half of the concert will begin with "Perthshire Majesty" by Samuel Hazo, featuring senior Ashley Singer, Muskego, winner of the 2008 Student Conducting Competition. Next will be "Carmen Fantaisie" by Francoise Bourne, featuring freshman Lexi Zunker, Conrath, the winner of the 2008 Student Soloist Competition; "Colonial Song" by Percy Aldridge Grainger; and "The Year of the Dragon" by Philip Sparke. The Wind Symphony will conclude their concert with "The Glory of the Yankee Navy" by John Philip Sousa.

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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