FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/08/2011
Marketing and Public Relations
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Music Masterworks Series: Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert
WHAT: From the wonders of Wagner to the sound of contemporary composer John Zdechlik, a unique evening awaits when Southern Utah University’s Music Masterworks Series presents the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band in concert.
WHO: Southern Utah University, Department of Music
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: (435) 586-7872, M-F 8 am- 4:30 pm, online at www.suu.edu/arts or purchase at the door.
PRICES: 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.
INFO: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
SUU MUSIC MASTERWORKS SERIES:
WIND ENSEMBLE & SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT
APRIL 20, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: From the wonders of Wagner to the sound of contemporary composer John Zdechlik, a unique evening awaits when Southern Utah University’s Music Masterworks Series presents the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band in concert. This concert will be held at Thorley Recital Hall in the SUU Music Building on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30pm. General admission adult tickets are $8, $6 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $4 for students and children and SUU students attend free with a valid student ID.
Dr. Mark Stickney will be directing the Wind Ensemble in a diverse program, including “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from the opera, Lohengrin, by Richard Wagner (1850), “Celebrations” by John Zdechlik, “Relude, Sciliano and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold, “Tocata” and “La Tumba de Alejandro Garcia Caturia” by Shelley Hanson.
The Symphonic Band will be performing a variety of selections under the direction of four student conductors: Candy Bennett, Kristina Graf, G. Joseph Howe and Matthew McClellan. The Band’s program includes “Rollo Takes a Walk” by David Maslanka, “American Patrol” by F.W. Meacham and “Themes from the 1812 Overture” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as other selections.
The SUU Wind Ensemble is made up of the top wind and percussion students at SUU. The ensemble is committed to the performance of the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble. In the past few years, the Wind Ensemble has performed a number of premiers, including the American premier of Wind Layers, by Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson, and the world premier of Portrait of a Soldier, by Randy Dulaney.
Enjoy an evening of unforgettable music at the Music Masterworks Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Concert. For more information about the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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 Shakespeare 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.