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UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band
and Wind Symphony to Perform

RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band and Wind Symphony will present a concert at 5 p.m. March 9 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will begin the concert and open with performances of "Balkanya" by Jan Van der Roost; "Zirk" by Scott Boerma, featuring Verle Ormsby Jr., a UW-Eau Claire music faculty member on French horn; and "Shakata" by Dana Wilson. The ensemble also will present Percy Grainger's "Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol." The final selection for the Symphony Band's portion of the concert will be "Galop" by Dimitri Shostakovich.

The Wind Symphony will take the stage next, opening with "Toccata Marziale" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Turning" by John Mackey. David Kneupper's Passacaglia and Fugue Rondo also will be performed. The concert will conclude with "Gloriosa" by Yasuhide Ito. The Wind Symphony is conducted by Richard Mark Heidel, associate professor of music.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center in Davies 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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