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 SRU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles to Offer Concerts 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/14/05

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

SRU SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE, JAZZ ENSEMBLES I, II, TO OFFER CONCERTS

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday [April 19] in the University Union, and the SRU Jazz Ensembles I and II, will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. April 26 in Miller Auditorium.

     The wind ensemble is conducted by Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, with the jazz ensembles directed by Hawk and Dr. David Glover, assistant professor of music.

     The wind ensemble will offer respected wind composers Frank Ticheli, Philip Sparke, Eric Whitacre and Pittsburgh native Samuel Hazo.  The program will open with a new composition titled "Sound The Bells," by the composer John Williams.  Of special note is the piece "Cloudburst," by Eric Whitacre, featuring the depictions of a tremendous spring storm. 

      SRU jazz students will present tunes by jazz legend Thelonius Monk, Les Hooper and Steve Speigl. Jazz Ensemble I, will feature seniors Clayton DeWalt of Grove City, Pat Schirf of Altoona, Courtney Geary of Bellefont, and Todd Obidowski of Butler.   

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