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WIND MUSICIANS TO OPEN CONCERT WITH FANFARE

November 7, 1999

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J-W staff reports

"Music for the New Millennium" will be presented by the Kansas University Concert Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lied Center. Robert E. Foster, KU director of bands, is conductor of the 64-piece ensemble, assisted by graduate student Naoya Takizawa of Tokyo, Japan.

The Wind Ensemble will perform "Fanfare for a New Millennium," a 1998 work by Robert E. Foster Jr., KU alumnus and band director at Haskell Indian Nations University and Eudora High School. It was composed for the Heart of America Air Force Band at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb., where it was first conducted by KU alumnus Keith Bland, who was then assistant director of the ensemble.

The remainder of the program includes:

  • "Pineapple Poll," arranged by Charles Mackerras, tunes from most of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
  • "Night Song for Solo Euphonium and Wind Ensemble," by Ron Nelson. Matt Hemenway, Lawrence graduate student, will be euphonium soloist.
  • "Threnos," by Daniel Bukvick, based on the book "Lincoln at Gettysburg."
  • "The Florentiner," an Italian grand march by Julius Fucik.
  • "Odyssey," a fanfare by Zamir Bavel, KU professor of computer science, an eclectic fanfare for brass and percussion.
  • "Petite Symphonie in B-flat, Op. 90," by Charles Gounod.
  • "Morning Star," by David Maslanka, a celebratory piece written for the opening of a new concert hall.
  • "Rollo Takes a Walk," by Maslanka, about a fictional character created by Charles Ives and used in his musical writings to illustrate ultra-conservative musical tastes.
  • "D.R. III's Honnormarsj," by Erling Mostad, one of Norway's best known marches.

Tickets are on sale at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; and the Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477.

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