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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WSU Wind Ensemble Concert (Ogden: March 3)

WHO: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
WHAT: WSU Wind Ensemble directed by Thomas Root
WHEN: Thursday, 3 March 2011, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the WSU Wind Ensemble, directed by Thomas Root, on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $5/$4 and are available in advance from Dee Events Center Tickets, 1-800-WSU-TIKS or weberstatetickets.com. performing

The program will be the music the WSU Wind Ensemble will perform on March 25 in Chicago as the closing ensemble in the 2011 Chicago International Band and Orchestra Festival, to be held in the Chicago Symphony Center (Symphony Hall). Included on the concert will be a variety of works, including Gustav Holst's "Moorside March," Adam Gorb's "Awayday," and a spectacular work by renowned Japanese composer, Tashio Mashimi, "les Trois Notes du Japon." This work, in three movements, is programmatic in nature, depicting a variety of Japanese scenes and experiences. It was written for the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra using Western tonal language. The title means literally "three pieces of Japanism." One other ensemble work of interest will be three movements of the "Royal Fireworks Music" of Handel. This work will feature the double reed section of the Wind Ensemble as the Concertino solo group.

On the tour, the WSU Wind Ensemble will be joined by Kristin Morant, soprano, who has frequently performed with the WSU group in prestigious locations, including New York City 's Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She has performed specially arranged arias by director Thomas Root in each of these cities, including the DeLibes "Lakme " in New York and Gliere's "Konzert" in Los Angeles. This season's aria will be the comedic and spectacular "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide, by Leonard Bernstein.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Thomas Root, 801 626 6443 or troot@weber.edu.

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