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Wind Symphony to perform spring concert

RELEASED: April 22, 2010

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

Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Peter Haberman, assistant professor of music, will begin with "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich, featuring Dr. Randal Dickerson, associate professor of music, as guest conductor. Next will be George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," with senior Anna Torgerson, Prior Lake, Minn., student concerto competition winner on piano. Paul Hindemith's Symphony in B flat and "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo" by Malcolm Arnold, with senior conductor Bryce Bielec, Burnsville, Minn., a student conductor competition winner, will follow. Wind Symphony also will perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Prelude Op. 34, No. 14 and "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff.

The UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony is dedicated to the performance of the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. This ensemble, which is open to university students by audition, provides members the opportunity to broaden performance and teaching skills by experiencing exemplary literature at the highest level. The group performs at least two concerts each semester and participates in an annual concert tour.

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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