The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. James Popejoy will feature two works by acclaimed film composer John Williams. Opening the concert will be his Olympic Fanfare and Theme, composed for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Closing the concert will be Donald Hunsberger's setting of the music from one of the most recognizable film scores every composed, Star Wars. Other works on the program include Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 6 and Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon by Percy Grainger. Rounding out the program will be two traditional "war horse" compositions for band, Light Calvary Overture of Franz von Suppé, and Henry Fillmore's entertaining Lassus Trombone.
Selected by audition, the UND Wind Ensemble consists of the finest wind and percussion musicians from across the campus, and includes students from many academic disciplines. They have performed at various conferences and events, most recently presenting a featured performance at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle.
Ensemble will take place in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets, available at the door, are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and senior citizens, or $14.00 per family
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