Southeast Wind Symphony to Perform March 23

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 5, 2005 — The popular Southeast Wind Symphony, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, will proudly present its first concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. March 23 in Academic Auditorium.

The numerous invitations that the Southeast Wind Symphony has received to perform at state, regional, and international conferences and wind festivals are indicative of the respect this group has received both for quality of performance and innovative programming.

The concert on March 23 will include a wide variety of new and old literature for wind band, from the music of Vaughn Williams and Strauss to the music of Barber and Wilson.  The program includes a new fanfare (“Fanfare to the Planet Earth”) and march (“Millennium March”) by British composer David Fanshawe, who was on campus last Spring to conduct the Southeast Symphony Orchestra in a very successful concert.

Tickets are $7 for the public, $6 for Southeast faculty, staff, and senior citizens, and $5 for students of all ages.

Discounts are available in advance only by calling the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265 or by stopping by the lobby of the Rose Theatre.