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Western Winds perform in Dalton Center

Oct. 21, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Robert Spradling conducts the Western Winds in a concert that includes both familiar and relatively obscure works Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The concert is free and open to the public.

Opening the 2004-05 season for the Western Winds season is a program featuring two relatively obscure works for chamber winds. Annibale Padovano's "Aria della battaglia," is set for 13 wind and brass instruments plus timpani and is representative of the ensemble music of this little known Venetian Renaissance composer. Wilhelm Berger, another relatively unknown composer, was American born, but raised in Germany where he lived and studied in the late 19th century. His "Serenade in F," Op. 102, for 12 winds and brass was his last composition, completed shortly before his death in 1910.

Also during the program, the Graduate Wind Quintet will present Franz Danzi's "Quintett," Op. 68 No. 2, and the Graduate Brass Quintet will perform the always popular Malcolm Arnold "Quintet for Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba."

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

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