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KU University Band and Symphonic Band present concert at Lied Center on March 10

Friday, February 27, 2015

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will present a shared concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

James Barnes, KU professor of music theory and composition, will open the performance and guest conduct the University Band with his piece, Appalachian Overture. Sharon L. Toulouse, assistant director of KU Bands, will follow with Bloom by Steven Bryant, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Darren Jenkins, featuring Vince Gnojek, professor of saxophone, and Tight Squeeze by Alex Shapiro.

Conductor Matthew O. Smith, associate director of KU Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band in Heart’s Music by David Diamond, Moving Parts by David Sampson, La Vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel, trans. Donald Hunsberger (featuring graduate conductor Benjamin Harper) and VulcanI. Par Farr, II. Mind Meld, and III. Vulcan’s Forge, by Michael Daugherty.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.


For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.



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