|Wind Ensemble, University Band presents concert Feb. 26|
The University Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, or $12 per family.
This concert will feature a preview performance of the program the Wind Ensemble will present at the 2008 North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference in March. They will open their portion of the program with “Frolicsome,” the first movement of a new symphony by Richard Saucedo. The concert will also feature the premiere of a new work for wind ensemble, a transcription by the composer of Michael Wittgraf’s "Landmarks." This work was originally commissioned by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1997 flood. Dr. Wittgraf serves as an associate professor of music theory and composition at UND. Robert Brooks, associate director of bands will lead the ensemble for Roger Nixon’s "Centennial Fanfare-March," and they will close the concert with a performance of Frank Ticheli’s exciting "Blue Shades."
The University Band will open the concert with "The Acrobats" by David Reed, followed by Andrew Boysen’s "Symphony No. 4." They will also present performances of a new arrangement for band of Aaron Copland’s "Hoedown," as well as two movements from a new suite by Ralph Ford titled "Sea to Sky."
For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the band department at 777-2815.
-- Tammy Mulske, Technology and Marketing Supervisor, Music, email@example.com, 777-3271