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Symphony Band, Wind Band and Honor Band to present concert Nov. 12

RELEASED: Nov. 9, 2011

Koprowski
Dr. Melissa Koprowski

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Wind Symphony and high school Honor Band, directed by Dr. Peter Haberman, assistant professor of music, will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Honor Band is composed of nearly 80 students from Wisconsin and Minnesota high schools. Interested students apply, and members are chosen by UW-Eau Claire faculty.

Starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 12, the high school students will rehearse and join in master classes. They also will participate in the Honor Band Wind Clinic before the evening performance.

The Honor Band will feature guest artist and clinician Dr. Melissa Koprowski, assistant professor of clarinet at UW-Eau Claire, on clarinet. Koprowski also will present a clinic for directors at 9 a.m. Nov. 12.

Koprowski earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and master's and doctor of musical arts degrees in music performance from the University of Southern California. While at USC she received the prestigious Mitchell Laurie Award.

The Symphony Band will begin its Nov. 12 performance with Nathan Daughtrey's "Limerick Dreams."

The Wind Symphony will perform "Overture to Candide" by Leonard Bernstein and "The Brooklyn Bridge" by Michael Daughtery.

The Honor Band will begin its performance with "March of the Belgian Paratroopers" by Pierre Leemans, and Clarinet Concerto by Artie Shaw, featuring Koprowski. Its final two selections will be "Earth Dance" by Michael Sweeney and Brian Balmage's "Elements."

Tickets are $4 and are available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC.

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