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Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Unite for Spring Concert

Published on April 5, 2013

The Susquehanna University Symphonic Band’s spring concert will feature the addition of both the Wind Ensemble as well as a guest faculty soloist on April 14 at 3 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.Symphonic Band

Conducted by Associate Professor of Music Eric L. Hinton and presented by the Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Band will perform Joseph Willcox Jenkins’ “American Overture,” Percy Grainger’s “Children’s March” and Robert Rumbelow’s “Epic of Gilgamesh.”

The Wind Ensemble, a small, select group of musicians, will play Bruce Yurko’s “Medieval Variations,” Sergei Prokofiev’s “March for the Spartakiade” and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Variations on a Theme of Glinka” for solo oboe and military band. The oboe soloist will be adjunct faculty member Jill Marchione.

The Susquehanna University Symphonic Band consists of 60 to 70 musicians who perform a broad spectrum of concert band literature, presenting three performances during the year. The University Wind Ensemble includes 45 to 50 of the most experienced players and performs works from the standard band repertoire.

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