UND Music announces band concert Oct. 4

The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present their first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, or $12 per family.

This concert will explore a wide variety of styles and genres from the world of music. The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program with a new work by Frank Ticheli titled "Nitro," followed by the wonderful "October" of Eric Whitatre. The ensemble will also showcase the classic "Second Suite in F" of Gustav Holst. A new and unique work by John Mackey, "Strange Humors," will feature several members of the ensemble with solo opportunities. They will close the concert with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s exciting "Dance of the Jesters."

The University Band will open the concert with Russell Alexander’s circus march "Olympia Hippodrome." They will also present performances of "Montana Fanfare" by Austrian composer Thomas Doss; Sam Hazo’s new work "Sólas Ané"; and David Holsinger’s festive "Havendance." A new arrangement of "Music" from “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff will round out their program.

For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the UND Band department at (777-2815. -- James Popejoy, director of bands, 777-2815, james_popejoy@und.edu
-- Tammy Mulske, Technology and Marketing Supervisor, Music, tamara.mulske@und.nodak.edu, 777-2644