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Wind ensemble from the Netherlands performs at WMU

Feb. 11, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Holland Wind Players, a 15-member chamber ensemble from the Netherlands, will be featured in concert Monday, Feb. 17, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

The ensemble's Dalton Center is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the WMU School of Music. The program will include works by Gounod, Hartmann, Meijering, and Dvorak.

The Holland Wind Players is comprised of members from the larger orchestras in the Netherlands, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the radio orchestras. Concerts by the ensemble focus on music in which wind instruments have a leading role to play, either with compositions written especially for wind instruments or with music in which strings and/or percussion combine with prominent passages for winds. Performances by the ensemble are surprising and challenging, and they include standard repertoire as well as works which have long been forgotten.

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

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