Southeast Wind Symphony to Present First Concert of Year Oct. 20 in Academic Auditorium

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 4, 2005 — The Southeast Missouri State University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, director of bands at Southeast, will present its first concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Academic Auditorium.

The program for this concert will include pieces such as “Early Light,” by Carolyn Bremer, “Sleep,” by Eric Whitacre, and “Suite No. 1 in Eb,” by Gustav Holst.  Other featured composers include Darius Milhaud, the popular Percy Grainger, and John Goetz.

The Southeast Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble on campus. This 55- to 65-member ensemble performs only the highest level of wind literature, including standard wind band literature and the newest of contemporary literature. This band performs two to three formal concerts per semester.

The Wind Symphony previously 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 U.S. and World premiers of new literature for wind band by some of the world’s finest composers.

 Please join the Wind Symphony in this wonderful program of both traditional and contemporary wind band literature.  Tickets may be reserved by contacting the Performing Arts Box Office in Rose Theatre or by phone at (573) 651-2265.