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 “The Planets” of Gustav Holst, as well as Malcolm Arnold’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 King’s classic march "Hosts of Freedom." They will also present performances of "On A Southern Hymnsong" by David Holsinger, and Robert Jager’s always entertaining "Third Suite." A new arrangement by Robert Longfield featuring Excerpts from “Symphony No. 5” 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, james_popejoy@und.edu, 777-2815