Wind Symphony Features Standout Student Musicians in Concert Dec. 10

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Nov. 30, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University’s top concert band, the Southeast Wind Symphony, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall under the direction of Barry Bernhardt. 

The concert will begin with a performance by the Southeast Brass Choir, under the direction of student conductor, Brooke Privett.  The Brass Choir will perform a “Suite of Carols” by American composer, Leroy Anderson. The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, will begin their portion of the concert with “Fantasia in G” by Timothy Mahr, which is based on “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Ferdinand David’s “Concertino for Trombone and Band,” featuring Southeast student trombone soloist Ken DeArman will follow.  “Scenes from ‘The Lourve’” by Norman Dello Joio includes five movements with each melody depicting art work in different galleries in the famous museum.  This piece will be followed by a brief intermission.

Southeast percussionists Cory Simonavace, Eric Scherer, Brandon Harvey and Tyler Wilson will be highlighted in “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble” composed by David Gillingham.  The concert will conclude with Richard Strauss’ “Allerseelen” and “Symphonic Concert March” in the Italian operatic style composed by G. Bonelli.

Bernhardt said that “we are very fortunate to have so many talented musicians at Southeast,” and he enjoys showcasing the talents of his students.”

Tickets are available at the River Campus Box Office and are $8 for regular admission and $3 for Southeast students with a Southeast I.D.  For more information, please call (573) 651-2665.