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March 2008

Release Date: March 24, 2008

Wind Ensemble Showcases Celebration Music

Angelo State University’s Wind Ensemble will perform music written for weddings, coronations and other celebrations Tuesday, April 22, in the First Baptist Church of San Angelo, 37 E. Harris Ave.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and is open free to the public. Most of the music for the concert is for wind ensemble and organ, said Dr. Reginald Houze, ASU assistant professor of music and wind ensemble conductor.

The ensemble will feature “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from the Opera Lohengrin by Richard Wagner and “Crown Imperial, Coronation March 1937” by Sir William Walton, written for the coronation of England’s George VI.

Guest organist Hye-Jean Choi will perform the complete version of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Choi is an assistant professor of organ and university organist at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. She teaches organ, piano and music theory.

ASU conducting student Adam Torres will guest conduct “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tschesnokoff.

Featured musician is Adrian Alonso on alto saxophone. Alonso is the winner of the inaugural ASU Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, which Houze and the wind and percussion faculty created in 2007. Alonso will perform the “Aria di chiesa – Pieta Signore” by Alessandro Stradella.

The program will be followed by a wedding cake and hors d’oeuvres reception sponsored by Cakes & Moore, Shirley Floral Co., Papel Stationary Invitations & Gifts and the San Angelo Restaurant Association.

For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.