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Thursday, October 31, 2013


WHAT: Just as our fall weather in Cedar City seems to change on a daily basis, Dr. Adam Lambert has chosen a varied selection of music to usher in the change of the season.
WHO: Wind Symphony, Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Department of Music
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE: Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: $10 for Adults, $8 for SUU faculty and staff and $5 for youth, SUU students are free with a valid I.D. card.
PURCHASE: (435) 586-7872, M-F, 8am-4:30pm, www.suu.edu/pva/arts or may be purchased at the door.



NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Join Southern Utah University’s Wind Symphony in ushering in the changing seasons with their Fall Celebration Concert. Much like the varied weather in Cedar City’s fall season, this program features an eclectic range of classical and contemporary tunes carefully selected by Conductor Dr. Adam Lambert. Scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th, this Wind Symphony performance, a Music Masterworks Series event, begins at 7:30pm at Cedar City’s Heritage Center Theater. The public is encouraged to attend this special performance. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $8 for SUU faculty/staff, and $5 for youth. SUU students are free with a valid I.D. card.

The Fall Celebration Concert features a dynamic span of selections from both classical repertory and the contemporary canon: “Joy” by Joseph Curiale, "Exultaté" by Samuel R. Hazo, and “Festive Overture” by Dmitri Shostakovich, John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell” March, “Auf stillem Waldespfad” by Richard Strauss, and John Mackey’s “Hymn to a Blue Hour.” Trumpet soloist and outgoing senior student Trevor Walker will be featured on “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” by Leroy Anderson.

The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble 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. This group is open to students of any major by audition. For more information about auditioning for the Wind Symphony, please contact Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands, at adamlambert@suu.edu or (435) 865-8160.

Dr. Adam Lambert is in his second year in the Department of Music faculty as Director of Bands and Brass Studies at SUU. He previously spent seven years directing 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 holds degrees in music education from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas. As an active trumpet educator, performer, and clinician in both classical and jazz, Dr. Lambert performed and recorded with the University of North Texas 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. 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 celebration of the season changing. 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/pva/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 the new Center for Shakespeare Studies and 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. The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. 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.

Photo credit: Members of SUU Wind Symphony in performance. Photo: Asher J. Swan

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