|UND Wind Ensemble, University Band presents first concert of season|
The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present their first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. The performance will be held 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 "Esprit de Corps" by Robert Jager, followed by a wonderful new work for winds and percussion by Michael Gandolfi, "Vientos y Tangos." The ensemble will also showcase the classic "Jupiter" from â€œThe Planetsâ€ of Gustav Holst, as well as Malcolm Arnoldâ€™s charming "English Dances, Set I." They will close the concert with a performance of one of John Williams most exciting and recognizable film scores, the "Raiders March."
The University Band will open the concert with Karl Kingâ€™s classic march "Hosts of Freedom." They will also present performances of "On A Southern Hymnsong" by David Holsinger, and Robert Jagerâ€™s always entertaining "Third Suite." A new arrangement by Robert Longfield featuring Excerpts from â€œSymphony No. 5â€ of Dmitri Shostakovich 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, Music, email@example.com, 777-2815