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April 17, 2008

ULM Wind Ensemble to perform final concert of spring semester April 25

The ULM Wind Ensemble will perform their final concert of the spring semester Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Derle R. Long. Guest conductor for this performance will be Dr. Michael Spears. There is no admission fee for this concert.

The program will include the “Overture to Colas Breugnon” by Dimitri Kabalevsky, “Sanctuary” by Frank Ticheli, the “Carnival” movement from “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed, and “Symphonic Dance Number 3” by James Clifton Williams. Ticheli, Reed, and Williams all have ties to the State of Louisiana.

The program will include the world premiere of “A Composer’s Guide to the Galaxy” by ULM graduate composition student Philip Bradbury of Monroe.

The Wind Ensemble will also perform Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry” to celebrate the ULM Band Department’s invitation to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Ireland in March 2009.

For information on this performance or to inquire about traveling with the ULM Band on the Ireland trip, contact the ULM Band Office at: (318) 342-1594.

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