Southeast Wind Symphony to Present Concert Dec. 2

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 12, 2004 — The popular Southeast Wind Symphony of Southeast Missouri State University will present its second concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 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 ensemble has presented 11 world premieres and more than a dozen American premieres of works for the contemporary wind band and has performed for both the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) and the College Band Directors National Association. In fact, the Southeast Wind Symphony has been selected to appear as the featured collegiate wind ensemble at the 2004 MMEA conference.

The group has also been featured on several compact disks, the latest of which is a new release entitled “Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble LIVE.”

The concert on Dec. 2 will consist of such light-hearted pieces as “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed and “Pineapple Poll” by Anthony Sullivan.

Tickets are $7 for the public, $6 for Southeast faculty and 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.