Concert Band, Wind Symphony Join Forces for March 5 Concert

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18, 2009 — The Department of Music in the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University will present the University Concert Band and the Southeast Wind Symphony in concert March 5 at Southeast’s River Campus.

The University Concert Band and Southeast Wind Symphony, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, will join forces for their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

Dr. Shane Mizicko, assistant professor of percussion, will be the guest soloist with the Southeast Wind Symphony on their spring debut.  Mizicko will perform the “Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble” by Ney Rosauro. The Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra was written in June and July of 1986 in Brasília and is considered to be one of the top new works for solo marimba and wind ensemble. Mizicko is the director of percussion studies at Southeast Missouri State University. Before joining the faculty at Southeast in 2005, he was instructor of percussion studies at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago from 2000 until 2005.

The University Concert Band will perform “Shortcut Home” by Dana Wilson, “All Glory Laude, and Honor” by Melchior Teschner, “Four Dance Episodes” by Gary Gilroy and “Golden Brass Concert March” by James Barnes.

The Southeast Wind Symphony will perform “Be Glad Then, America” by William Schumann; “Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble” by Ney Rosauro, with Shane Mizicko, marimba soloist; “Spoon River” by Percy A. Grainger and arranged by Bainum; and “Armenian Dances, Part I” by Alfred Reed. 

The concert soloist, Mizicko, received a doctor of music degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; a master of music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.; and a bachelor’s degree in music from Kent State University , Kent, Ohio. He has studied percussion with Michael Burritt, James Ross, Ruben Alvarez, Gerald Carlyss, Jonathan Wacker and Ted Rounds. Mizicko also has studied composition with Eugene O’ Brien, John Ferritto, Frank Wiley and Thomas Janson. As a percussionist and a composer, Mizicko specializes in contemporary chamber music. He has performed chamber music under the baton of Pierre Boulez and has been coached by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Marta Ptaszynska, Augusta Read Thomas, William Kraft, Bob Becker, Donald Erb, Michael Daugherty, David Gillingham, Karel Husa, Jack Gallagher and Daniel Godfrey.  Compositions by Mizicko are published by HoneyRock Publishing in Everett, Penn., and Mesa Music Publishing in Liege, Belgium.

TICKETS Tickets

May be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets also may be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, visit online at MetroTix.com or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.