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Annual fall performance set for Nov. 13 in JLSC
Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:16pm

The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community concert band at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, will present a fall concert on Saturday evening, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, located at 400 North and 300 East in Price. Founded in 2001, the Wind Symphony enlightens and entertains audiences by presenting quality performances of fine literature representing many eras and styles. The program will feature traditional, popular and march selections.

Opening the program will be three works performed by the Wind Symphony brass section. Flourish for Brass and Three Ayres from Gloucester are recent transcriptions for brass from the concert band repertoire by Kent Boulton. Boulton, a retired school band director from Michigan, is founding conductor of Con Brio Voce Chamber Brass and an arranger and composer who publishes through his own company, Chamber Music Works. Concluding the concert’s opening set will be Mancini for Brass, a medley featuring the music of award-winning composer Henry Mancini.

The middle section of the concert will feature works by John Moss (1948-2010). Moss, a graduate of Central Michigan University and Michigan State University, published hundreds of arrangements and original compositions prior to his untimely death this past spring. The Wind Symphony will perform Midway March, composed by John Williams and arranged by Moss; Les Cheneaux Impressions, a four-movement suite by Moss depicting a region on the north shore of Lake Huron; and a Moss arrangement of selections from Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

The evening will conclude with works by two American march kings, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) and Karl King (1891-1971). Sousa’s Manhattan Beach is his shortest march, composed in 1893 to honor a California resort of the same name. King’s Circus Days is reminiscent of the composer’s early years as a circus musician.

The November 13 Wind Symphony concert in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center is presented by the USU Eastern music program and the USU Caine College of the Arts. Gregory Benson, vice chancellor and associate professor at USU Eastern, will conduct the evening’s performance. Admission is free.

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