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    Tribute: Wind Ensemble Concert

    Tribute: Wind Ensemble Concert

    Presented by St. Cloud State University Music Department at SCSU - Ritsche Auditorium - Stewart Hall

    November 9, 2014

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    The St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble performs a program entitled “Tribute” on Sunday, November 9 at 3 pm in Ritsche Auditorium. This concert features music for wind band by Pulitizer Prize winning composers William Bolcolm and William Schuman. The program will open with David Maslanka’s Mother Earth Fanfare, an intense opener that is a tribute inspired by a writing by St. Francis of Assisi. The program also includes a new work for band by Zack Stanton, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Iowa. Mountain Lake Photograph is both a work reflecting on the beauty of nature as well as tribute to friends lost to cancer. William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge is a feature work on the program. Written in 1950, the composer wrote of the piece,

    There are few days in the year when I do not see the George Washington Bridge. I pass it on my way to work as I drive along the Henry Hudson Parkway on the New York shore. Ever since my student days when I watched the progress of its construction, this bridge has had for me an almost human personality, and this personality is astonishingly varied, assuming different moods depending on the time of day or night, the weather, the traffic and, of course, my own mood as I pass by.

    I have walked across it late at night when it was shrouded in fog, and during the brilliant sunshine hours of midday. I have driven over it countless times and passed under it on boats. Coming to New York City by air, sometimes I have been lucky enough to fly right over it. It is difficult to imagine a more gracious welcome or dramatic entry to the great metropolis.

    The program will close with Leonard Bernstein’s energetic vaudevillian Slava! which was written for friend Mistislav Rostropovich, upon his inauguration as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra. The St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble is a select group of 35 performers, mostly St. Cloud State University music majors led by conductor Catharine Bushman. Please call (320) 308-3223 for more information.


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        SCSU - Ritsche Auditorium - Stewart Hall

        720 4th Ave South
        St. Cloud, MN 56301

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        Tickets:

        $5- General
        $3 - Student/ Seniors
        Free with SCSU ID

        Info Phone: 3203083223

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        Dates:
        November 9, 2014

        Times:

        3:00pm

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