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Symphony Band, Wind Symphony to perform
Nov. 22

RELEASED: Nov. 16, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band and Wind Symphony will perform at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The concert will feature guest conductor Dr. Robert Ponto, a UW-Eau Claire graduate who is now director of bands at the University of Oregon.

The Symphony Band, conducted by Dr. Phillip Ostrander, will perform "Play" by Carl Holmquist, Warren Benson's "Solitary Dancer," "Bright-Colored Dances" by Lewis J. Buckley, "Paris Sketches" by Martin Ellerby and Leonard Bernstein's "Slava." The final two pieces will be directed by Ponto.

The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Peter Haberman, will begin with John Mackey's "Asphalt Cocktail," "Irish Tune from County Derry" by Percy Grainger and Giovanni Gabrieli's "Canzon Primi Toni." Next will be "Cathedrals" by Kathryn Salfelder, "Emblems" by Aaron Copland and "Niagara Falls" by Michael Daugherty. Ponto will conduct the Wind Symphony's final two pieces.

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, 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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