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Symphonic Band performs in Miller Auditorium

Oct. 9, 2004

KALAMAZOO--"Something Old and Something New" is the theme of the University Symphonic Band's opening concert of the 2004­05 season, Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University. The program is free and open to the public.

The program will open with selections from Tielman Susato's "The Danserye," as arranged by former School of Music faculty member Patrick Dunnigan. Contrasting this Renaissance suite is the new Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli, commissioned by the Symphonic Band and receiving one of its initial performances during the Oct. 17 program.

Following intermission, the band will open with British composer Martin Ellerby's delightful "Venetian Spells," a suite paying homage to famous composers who thrived in and around Venice during the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The program will conclude with American composer Morton Gould's "Jericho Rhapsody" complete with the wall that comes "tumblin' down."

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

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