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 SRU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Combos Concert Set 

 

SPOTLIGHT

11/5/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU PLANS WIND ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ COMBOS CONCERTS FOR WEEK OF NOV. 10

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its “Fall Concert” Wednesday [Nov. 12] in preparation for the December recording of its first CD, and the SRU Jazz Combos will follow up on Thursday with a concert featuring their own jazz arrangements.

          The concerts are at 8 p.m. in Swope Music Hall. SRU students are admitted free; $3 general public.

          The wind ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, will offer "Watchman, Tell Us of The Night," by Mark Camphouse, "Divertimento for Winds and Percussion," by Roger Cichy, with guest harpist Deborah Vallin, and Eric Whitacre's, "October." 

          The jazz combos are directed by Terry Steele, associate professor of music. Their works will include "All of Me,” "Four," "Straight, No Chaser," "Red Clay," "Well, You Needn't," "Afro Blue" and "Recordame."

          "We have  prepared a very diverse program with some interesting twists," says Steele.

          Members of the jazz combos are Courtney Geary, trumpet; Sam Eisenreich, sax; Matt Altdorfer, trombone; Chuck Lane, piano; Mike Fioriglio, guitar; Ross Chilcott, bass; Nicole Steele, drums; and Dave Sendef, trumpet. The second combo includes, Pat Schirf, sax; Ross Chilcott, trombone; Duane Davis, guitar, Jared Negley, bass and Claude Flowers, drums.

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