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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wind Ensemble and Concert Band @ SUU (CC: Oct 13)

Benjamin Tyrrel
Marketing and Public Relations
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667


WHAT: SUU’s Wind Ensemble performs works by local Utah composers in the Ensemble’s first concert of the 2010-2011 Music Masterworks Series season.

WHO: SUU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Southern Utah University, Department of Music

WHEN: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TIME: 7:30pm

WHERE: Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Ticket office: 435-586-7852 M-F 8am-4:30pm or online at www.suu.edu/arts

INFO: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: General admission adult tickets: $8, SUU Faculty & Staff: $6, Student/Youth: $4, SUU students: free with a valid student ID.

OCTOBER 13, 2010

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The sound of music by local Utah composers will be heard when the SUU Wind Ensemble performs in its first concert of the 2010-2011 Music Masterworks Series season on Wednesday, October 13, the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, Utah. General admission adult tickets are $8, $6 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $4 for students and children and SUU students are admitted free with a valid student ID.

The new SUU Wind Ensemble joins with the SUU Concert Band to present standard concert band works and pieces from three Utah composers. Under the direction of Mark Stickney, the SUU Wind Ensemble performs La Fiesta Mexicana, a major symphony written for band by H. Owen Reed. The SUU Concert Band will perform Percy Grainger's The Merry King, Daniel Bukvich's Inferno, and Dances with Winds by Shelley Hanson.

Taking the podium as special guest conductor, Randy Dulaney, education major and trumpet player for the SUU Wind Ensemble, will conduct his original piece, Gem of the Valley. The SUU Wind Ensemble will also perform two additional works by Utah composers, Raid of Giza, by Joshua Palmer, a freshman at Cedar High School and 2010 Hal Campbell Composition Concert finalist, and Under the Rose, by Director of Bands at Weber State University, Dr. Thomas Root.

Don't miss the SUU Wind Ensemble premiere with special student guest conductor Randy Dulaney. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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