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Friday, November 17, 2000

"Wind Ensemble Performs Thursday, December 7"

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury State University Wind Ensemble presents its 12th annual Winter Performance in SSU’s Holloway Hall Auditorium on Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Selections include Liturgical Music for Band by Martin Mailman, Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson, Invictus by Brian Balmages, Pas Redoublé by Camille Saint Saens, Galop from the comedy musical Moskva, Cheremushki by Dmitri Shostakovich, English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Marcia Trionfale by Amilcare Ponchielli.

The featured artist is soprano Beth Holder who sings the unpublished work for solo soprano and Band Five Folk Songs for Band by Bernard Gilmore.

The concert is free and open to the public. Holloway Hall Auditorium is handicap accessible.

Established in 1989 as the Wind Sinfonia, the SSU Wind Ensemble represents some of the finest wind, brass and percussion performers at SSU and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The ensemble maintains an active schedule of appearances during the academic year which includes at least two formal campus concerts. In the nine-year history of the organization, the Wind Ensemble has performed with notable solo artists such as Phyllis Oldham, soprano; Scott Tarabour, tuba; Kelly O’Bryant, tuba; Daniel Orban, trumpet, U.S. Naval Academy Band; Mario Hunter, clarinet; Dr. Harlan Parker, conductor, Peabody Conservatory of Music; Taylor Harvey, organist, Asbury United Methodist Church; and Susan Bender, soprano.

The ensemble has premiered works by composers Beth Wiemann and James Syler and has participated in collaborative performances with the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble, the Asbury United Methodist Church Chorale, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Salisbury Choral Society, and the SSU Chamber Choir and University Chorale.

The Wind Ensemble continues to perform music representative of all of the musical epochs from an educational approach as well as an historical and aesthetic perspective. The SSU Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Richard L. Johnson, associate professor of music.

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