Southeast Wind Symphony Chosen as Featured Guest Artists with St. Louis Wind Symphony

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 24, 2005 – The Southeast Wind Symphony has been invited to perform as the featured guest artists with the St. Louis Wind Symphony at 3 p.m. March 12 at the Thomas N. Keating Performance Center on the campus of Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo.

The Southeast Wind Symphony will be a part of the St. Louis Wind Symphony’s subscription series entitled “Wind Pillars.”  The concert will feature traditional, classic selections from the wind band repertoire.  Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the door.

The program for the Southeast Wind Symphony for this concert will be selected from the following literature:  “Early Light” by Carolyn Bremer, “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Youthful Indiscretions” by Dr. Robert Freuhwald, “The Gumsuckers March” and “Blithe Bells,” both by Percy Grainger, and “Awayday” by Adam Gorb.

The Southeast Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble on the Southeast campus.  The 55-plus member ensemble performs only the highest level of wind literature, including standard wind band literature and the newest of contemporary literature.  The Southeast Wind Symphony is under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, director of bands. 

The St. Louis Wind Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer concert band organization, established in 1998, and is dedicated to the highest-quality performance of the best wind literature.  A majority of the ensemble’s membership consists of current and former music educators who believe the importance of music is demonstrated not only by passing the knowledge of it onto others, but also by participating in its creation.

For more information on upcoming Southeast Band events, visit http://www.semo.edu/music or contact Barry Bernhardt at (573) 651-2334, (573) 651-2335 or bbernhardt@semo.edu.  For additional information on this concert or the St. Louis Wind Symphony, visit http://www.stlwindsym.org or contact them directly at (314) 989-1852 or stlwindsymphony@sbcglobal.net.