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February 2003

Release Date: February 19, 2003

ASU Wind Ensemble Concert Feb. 25 to Kick Off Central Texas Tour

The Angelo State University Wind Ensemble will perform "Folk Songs and Festivals," a concert reflecting the rich history of music for winds, during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Lummus Recital Hall on the campus of Central High School.

The concert, which is open free to the public, will offer a variety of music, including "Festivo" by the contemporary British composer Edward Gregson, "Four Scottish Dances" by Malcolm Arnold and "Fiesta" by Philip Sparke.

Other compositions to be performed will include "Variations on America" by Charles Ives, "Sonata Pian'e Forte" by Giovanni Gabrieli, "Song for Band" by the contemporary American composer William Bolcom, and "Petite Suite for Winds" by Theodore Dubois.

The concert will also serve as the group's home performance before leaving for a four-day tour of Central Texas. The ensemble will perform at seven different high schools in Wall, Llano, Austin, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg and Kerrville.

The ASU Wind Ensemble consists of 40 of the finest instrumentalists on campus. Students from several academic majors are represented, including elementary education, accounting, biology, animal science, computer science and music. Conducting the Wind Ensemble is Dr. David Scott, director of bands and acting head of the ASU Department of Art and Music.

For more information on concerts, the Wind Ensemble or any other ASU performing organization, please call the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.