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Symphonic Winds Concert

Posted by Judy Van Eps on Monday, Jun. 8, 2009

Event Date/Time: Sunday, May. 2, 2010 3:00 pm
End Date/Time: Sunday, May. 2, 2010
Location: Recital Hall


The University of Minnesota, Morris, Symphonic Winds presents its last concert of the 2009/2010 season on Sunday, May 2nd at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UMM campus.

The concert will open with a performance of the well-known march Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa. Next, the program will feature the winner of UMM’s first annual concerto competition, Anne Dillon, as she performs Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute. The event will also showcase the senior project of UMM student conductor and Morris Academic Partner (MAP) Matthew Torgerson, who will lead the Symphonic Winds from the podium in Martin Ellerby’s Paris Sketches.

Later in the program, another concerto competition winner, UMM junior Samantha Chevalier, soprano, will collaborate with the Symphonic Winds to perform Song to the Moon from Antonín Dvořák’s opera Rusalka. Closing the afternoon’s performance will be an exciting multi-media presentation of Modest Mussorgsky’s landmark work Pictures at an Exhibition. The music will be accompanied by a visual presentation of the works of art that inspired its composition. It promises to be a performance you won’t want to miss!

The University of Minnesota, Morris' Symphonic Winds is comprised of over seventy musicians, both music majors and non-majors, who join together to perform numerous concerts on campus during each academic year. While offering students opportunities to expand their technical, intellectual, and musical horizons, the University of Minnesota, Morris' Symphonic Winds seeks to broaden performance and teaching skills by cultivating an interest in the wind ensemble as an integral part of the American music scene. Dr. Martin H. Seggelke, University of Minnesota, Morris Assistant Professor of Music and Music Discipline Coordinator, conducts the Symphonic Winds.

Tickets for the event will be sold at the door. Reserved tickets are available for purchase in advance in the UMM Student Center. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children and senior citizens, and $1 for University of Minnesota, Morris students with ID.