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Wind Ensemble to perform Oct. 6

September 29, 2011 12:00AM

The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium.

Thursday's program will consist of repertoire from some of the great band composers, past and present, according to Dr. Craig Fuchs, ensemble conductor and member of the faculty in the PSU Department of Music.

The concert will open with "Windsprints" by Richard Saucedo, followed by "Autumn on White Lake" by Samuel Hazo.  The band will then perform one of the classic band pieces from the 1970s, "Sketches on a Tudor Psalm" by Fisher Tull.  March Op. 99 by the famous Russian composer Serge Prokofiev will round out the first half of the program. The ensemble will feature two contemporary composers with the performance of "Raging Machines" by Brian Balmages and "Aerodynamics" by David Gillingham. The concert will close with another old favorite, "Tour de Force" by Robert Jager.

Appearing on the concert will be graduate conducting students Ryan Lovell and Jennifer Sager.

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