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Monday, May 2, 2005

SU Wind Ensemble Performs Opera, James Bond May 10

SALISBURY, MD---Opera, sea songs and James Bond are not the usual fare for a band concert. “The audience may experience some selections that they did not anticipate hearing from a band,” said conductor Lee Knier about the Salisbury University Wind Ensemble’s annual spring concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. “We hope that our performance will be convincing to the point that the audience will enjoy the overall presentation though,” he added. “The variety of musical styles will include performances of traditional concert band selections, and some interesting marches,” such as “The Colonel Bogey March” from Bridge on the River Kwai and “Broadway One-Step March” by Karl King, an American circus band composer. Other selections include “Zampa Overture” from the opera Zampa, “Sea Songs” by the British composer R. Vaughan Williams, who based his inspiration on sea chanteys and folk songs, as well as a James Bond suite featuring songs from the world famous movies. Knier has performed as a trombonist with the SSO prior to becoming the conductor for the ensemble and last year directed the SU Jazz Ensemble as well. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the concert is free and the public is cordially invited. For more information call 410-543-6385 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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