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Ensemble to present season+s first concerta

Sept. 25, 1996

Ensemble to present

season's first concert

By Alisha Robins

Lariat Reporter

The Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the 1996-97 school year at 8 p.m. Thursday in Jones Concert Hall under the direction of Michael Haithcock, professor of conducting and director of bands.

Two of the seven works to be performed are by Baylor graduate Steven Stucky, a former Composer-In-Residence of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and currently professor of composition at Cornell University in Ithaca, N. Y.

One of his works entitled 'Threnos' was written in 1988 on a commission from Marice Stith and the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, in tribute of Stucky's colleague and friend, composer Brian Israel, who died of leukemia at age 35.

'Fanfares and Arias,' Stucky's work dating back from 1994, was commissioned by the Big Eight Band Directors Association and premiered last year by the University of Colorado Wind Ensemble.

The program will also feature Jack Stamp's 'Aubrey Fanfare,' which is dedicated to Waco native Fisher Aubrey Tull, who taught at Sam Houston State University until his death two years ago.

'Terpsichore' by German composer Michael Praetorius and an arrangement by Bob Margolis will also be performed.

Margaret Robinson, visiting professor of horn and two of her students, Janet Boyce and Eric Overholt, will perform Franz Krommer's 'Concerto for Two Horns and Octet,' omitting the first movement.

A piece from Jules Massenet's opera 'Cinderella' entitled 'March of the Princesses' will be played in an arrangement for winds by Fred Junkin.

The performance will conclude with 'Irish Tune from County Derry' and Shepherd's Hey,' folk song arrangements by Percy Grainger.

The Wind Ensemble concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact the School of Music.

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