The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. James Popejoy, will present a spring concert on Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 p.m. They will be joined by the UND Vivo Women's Chamber Choir, directed by Melanie Popejoy. The performance will be held at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus. Tickets, available at the door, are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and senior citizens, or $14.00 per family.
The UND Wind Ensemble will premiere a new work they commissioned by reknown composer Michael Daugherty, a tone poem entitled Rio Grande. Other works include
Malcolm Arnold's Rondo; Courtly Airs and Dances by Ron Nelson; and two arrangements of works by Giacomo Puccini. Graduate conductor Kara Hartten will lead the ensemble in Variations on "America" by Charles Ives. Vivo will inlcude in their program Duo Seraphim clamabant by Tomas Luis Victoria; Le Train by Marie-Claire Saindon; Feodsiy Rubtsov's setting of Veniki; and Joan Szymko's Braided Light, conducted by undergraduate conductor Lynneah Thompson. The two ensembles will combine to perform Aaron Copland's Old American Songs and Lost Lady Found by Percy Grainger.
For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the UND Band Department at (701) 777-2815. Dr. James Popejoy Director of Bands University of North Dakota
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