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03/01/2007

Band Concert Showcases Winthrop Student Talent

Quick Facts

 Winthrop's Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform a concert March 6 in Byrnes Auditorium.
 The concert is free and open to the public.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Winthrop University Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, under the direction of Lorrie Crochet, will present a March 6 concert in Byrnes Auditorium.

The 8 p.m. concert begins with Claude T. Smith’s beautiful "Chorale-Prelude" based on the hymn "God of Our Fathers." Then the Symphonic Band will perform "A Movement for Rosa," a tone poem written by Mark Camphouse honoring the late civil rights heroine Rosa Parks. 

The Wind Symphony will take the stage and perform several of the compositions recently performed at the S.C. Music Educators Conference and Southern Division MENC Conference, which was held in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 8-10. Included on the program will be "Molly on the Shore for Four Marimbas and Band" by Chalon Ragsdale featuring marimba soloists James Cannon, Jonathan Harris, Michael Scarboro and Michael Skellet.

The Wind Symphony continues with "Satiric Dances" by Norman Dello Joio, a set of three lighthearted dances with Mediterranean folk dance characteristics. The work was commissioned for a bicentennial celebration by the Concord Band of Concord, Mass., and is subtitled for a comedy by Aristophanes. The concert also features works by Frank Ticheli, Andrew Boysen, Thomas Ruedi and Edwin Franko Goldman.  

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lorrie Crochet at 803/323-4610.


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