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03/02/2006

Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds to Perform March 9

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 Winthrop's Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds will perform on March 9 in Byrnes Auditorium.
 The free concert will feature a program of 20th-century compositions.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Winthrop University Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds will present a program of 20th-century compositions on Thursday, March 9. The free concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium.

The program will begin with an optimistic composition by Carolyn Bremer entitled "Early Light." A passionate baseball fan, Bremer drew upon her feelings of happy anticipation at hearing the national anthem played before ballgames. It will be followed by Darius Milhaud's "Suite Francaise" and Dmitri Kabelevsky's lighthearted "Comedians' Galop."

Next, the Chamber Winds will perform two works for small wind ensemble: "The Good Soldier Schweik Suite" by Robert Kurka and "Scherzino" by Fisher Tull. The concert will end with American composer Vincent Persichetti's "Divertimento for Band." The title "divertimento" refers to a genre originating in the Classical period of music history to designate a composition in several movements of a lighter nature.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.


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