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Friday, March 16, 2012

Piano & Strings: Mon. Mar. 26; Brass & Woodwinds: Tue. Mar. 27 @ SUU



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/15/12
Michael French        
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667
michaelfrench@suu.edu


FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: SUU’S MUSIC ENSEMBLES SPRING 2012
WHAT:              From the glorious sounds of strings to the rousing blast of brass, Southern Utah University’s Department of Music offers two entertaining free concerts showcasing its students. On Monday, March 26th, the Piano and Strings Ensembles perform, followed by the Brass and Woodwind Ensembles on Tuesday, March 27th.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, Department of Music

WHEN:             Piano & Strings: Mon. Mar. 26; Brass & Woodwinds: Tue. Mar. 27

TIME:               7:30pm

WHERE:           Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.

TICKETS:         Call (435)-586-7872 M-F 8am-4:30pm, Online at www.suu.edu/arts or purchase at the door.

PRICES:           Free and the public is encouraged to attend.

MUSIC ENSEMBLES BLOSSOM IN SPRING 2012
AT SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: To clear away the winter doldrums, Southern Utah University’s Department of Music offers two entertaining free student concerts in March. On Monday, March 26th, the Piano and Spring Ensembles perform, followed by the Brass and Woodwind Ensembles on Tuesday, March 27th. All performances take place at Thorley Recital Hall in SUU’s Music Building. They begin at 7:30pm and are free and open to the public.

Associate Professor Xun Sun leads the String Ensemble and their program will include selections from The Gordian Knot Untied by Henry Purcell, Piano Quintet in G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sinfonia Alla Rustica by Antonio Vivaldi and Capriol by Peter Warlock. Leading the Piano Ensemble is Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel. His students will perform such works as Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar, Textures by Robert D. Vandall, FĂȘtes by Claude Debussy, A Patriotic Medley arranged by Phyllis Gunther, and Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

For the Woodwind and Brass Ensembles, the Woodwind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Virginia Stitt, will perform Mozart’s Divertimento No. 4, K. 438d, Presto by Franz Joseph Haydn, Musette by Jean-Marie Leclair, Two Canons Played in Colonial America arranged by J. Gibson, Invention in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Pantalon by Amy Beach. The evening will also include a performance by the Brass Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Douglas Harris.

Don’t miss these exceptional evenings of music. 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.

 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, 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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