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WIND SYMPHONY, "ESCAPADE" @ SUU (Cedar City: April 19)

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Michael French
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing & Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo credit: SUU's Wind Symphony in performance. Photo: Asher J. Swan

WHAT:              Join the SUU Wind Symphony in their harmonious "Escapade," a Music Masterworks Concert, on Friday, April 19, 2013.
WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Department of Music
WHEN:             Friday, April 19, 2013
TIME:               7:30pm
WHERE:           Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS:         Call the ticket office at (435)-586-7872, M-F 8am-4:30pm, or order online at 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.

April 19, 2013

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Join the SUU Wind Symphony in their harmonious "Escapade," a Music Masterworks Concert, on Friday, April 19, 2013. Scheduled at 7:30pm at the Heritage Center Theater, the diverse programming showcases the progress and accomplishments of this ensemble over the academic year. 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.
Under the direction of Dr. Adam Lambert, the SUU Wind Symphony performs the energetic "Escapade" by Joseph T. Spaniola. The program also includes the relatively new composition, "A Prayer for Higashi Nihon," a James Barnes piece which was commissioned by the Zushi High School in Kangawa, Japan. Other works of interest are Frank Ticheli's "Rest" and "Sonoran Desert Holiday" by Ron Nelson.
Dr. Adam Lambert is currently in his first year in 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. He was the director of bands at Provo High School in Provo, Utah, from 1997 to 2002, and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at UNT from 2002 to 2005.  He holds degrees in music education from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Lambert has given clinics and guest-conducted at many events, colleges, and universities throughout the western and Midwestern United States.   As an active trumpet educator, performer, and clinician in both classical and jazz, Adam performed and recorded with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony on the series Teaching Music through Performance. Furthermore, 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. As a trumpet soloist and an active member of the Nebraska Arts Council, he 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. Dr. Lambert is a Bach trumpet artist and clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation.
Join Dr. Adam Lambert and the SUU Wind Symphony for an entertaining Escapade. 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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