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Monday, October 15, 2012

SUU'S Wind Symphony @ Heritage Center Theatre (Cedar City, Utah; Oct 30)

WHAT:  Southern Utah University’s Wind Symphony performs a “wild night” of music under the baton of its new director Dr. Adam Lambert in a Music Masterworks Series concert.
WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, department of Music
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE: Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: SUU ticket office (435)-586-7872, M-F 8am-4:30pm, online: www.suu.edu/arts. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, night of the event.
PRICES: Adults: $8, SUU Faculty & Staff: $6, Youth: $4. Admission is free for SUU Students with a valid student ID.

OCTOBER 30, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Southern Utah University’s Wind Symphony promises a “wild night” of a performance for the first concert of the season. The concert which welcomes Dr. Adam Lambert to the podium as the new director of the Wind Symphony, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.This Music Masterworks Series concert will be performed at Cedar City’s Heritage Center Theater and 7:30pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for SUU Faculty & Staff and $4 for youth. Admission is free for SUU Students with a valid student ID.

For his debut, Dr. Lambert has selected a remarkably diverse program for the evening. One of the highlights of the evening will be a performance of the vividly intense “Wild Nights” by Frank Ticheli. The concert also includes performances of “In Flight” by Samuel Hazo, “Two Bagatelles” by Alfred Reed, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” by John Williams, “Nimrod” by Edward Elgard arranged by Alfred Reed, “Sound the Bells” by John Williams and “Circus Bee” by Henry Fillmore.

Dr. Adam Lambert joins the Department of Music faculty as Director of Bands and Brass Studies at Southern Utah University. For the past seven years, he has directed the band and brass programs at Chadron State College in Nebraska, where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Athletic Bands and coordinated the brass studio. As a trumpet soloist and an active member of the Nebraska Arts Council, Adam has given performances at many colleges and universities throughout the Midwest, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wayne State College, the University of Wyoming, Northwest College, and Colorado State University. He holds degrees in music education from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas (UNT). He has given clinics and guest-conducted at many events, colleges, and universities throughout the western and Midwestern United States. Adam is an active trumpet educator, performer, and clinician in both classical and jazz. He was the director of bands at Provo High School in Provo, Utah, from 1997 to 2002.  He was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at UNT from 2002 to 2005. Adam performed and recorded with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon and appears on several recordings featured by the UNT Wind Symphony on the series Teaching Music through Performance. He has performed as a professional jazz musician at many major jazz festivals, including the Snow Bird Jazz Festival, the Park City Jazz Festival, and the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. Adam is a Bach trumpet artist and clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation.

Join Dr. Lambert and the SUU’s Wind Symphony for a “wild night” 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.

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 and the new Center for Shakespeare Studies. 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 (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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