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Dance and music collaborate on centennial concert

Oct. 15, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's School of Music and Department of Dance have collaborated for a special for a free concert in honor of WMU's Centennial Celebration, Sunday, Oct. 19, beginning at 3 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Conducted by Dr. Robert Spradling, the University Symphonic Band will collaborate with dancers from the Department of Dance to present the world premiere of a work written for the occasion by faculty composer Richard Adams. Titled "Fields of Motion," the work will feature 11 dancers and choreography by Nina Nelson, professor of dance.

Also performing during the program is the Western Jazz Quartet, a resident faculty ensemble. The quartet will join the Symphonic Band to perform "Tango Sweet," a work written by saxophone professor Trent Kynaston, who will be performing in the quartet.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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