Southeast Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds to Present ‘Standards of Band Literature’

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Southeast Missouri State University’s Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds will debut the fall season with “Standards of Band Literature” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Academic Auditorium.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 5, 2006 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds will debut the fall season with “Standards of Band Literature” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Academic Auditorium.

Larry Bennett, professor of music at Central Methodist University and the evening’s guest conductor, will lead the ensembles in “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainger and “The Florentiner March” by Julius Fucik. Barry Bernhardt, director of bands at Southeast, will lead the ensembles in “Gavorkna Fanfare” by Jack Stamp, “An Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copland and “Tempered Steel” by Charles Young.    

The Southeast Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble on campus, performing the highest level of standard wind band and contemporary literature. The wind symphony performs two to three formal concerts per semester. It has performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Conference and the Music Educators Nation Conference. The wind symphony also has performed many premieres of new literature by some of the world’s finest composers.

The Southeast Chamber Winds is the newest ensemble to be added to the six existing University Bands. The ensemble consists of the finest wind and percussion students at the University. This group of students performs standard wind and percussion literature from quartets to mixed ensembles of 12 to 15 players.

Tickets for the concert are on sale at the Performing Arts Box Office and may be purchased in advance by calling (573) 651-2265 or by visiting the box office in the lobby of the Rose Theatre. Tickets also may be purchased at the door for $7. Student and senior discounts are available in advance only.