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VAPA hosting concerts on campus Monday and Tuesday

Published October 3, 2019

 The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts is hosting two concert performances on Monday, Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Spectrum Winds, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7

Spectrum Winds, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a performance in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Monday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance is free.

Spectrum Winds brings the highest standards of musical excellence to its audiences with a passion to honor our past heroes, inspire the present generation, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit future generations of Airmen. Composed of six world-class musicians, Spectrum Winds explores the diverse world of chamber music for winds and percussion, exposing audiences to traditional woodwind quintet literature, Latin, jazz, Celtic and more.

The inherent versatility of Spectrum Winds enables it to draw on a long heritage of chamber music from Mozart and Beethoven moving forward to contemporary jazz and pop music, marches and patriotic favorites. Capitalizing on this flexibility, Spectrum Winds provides entertainment at a multitude of venues to include official military ceremonies and functions, educational outreach at elementary and junior high schools, recruiting concerts at high schools and college campuses, and outreach engagements in our local communities.

ULM Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8

The ULM Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Theater. The program features the music of composers Julie Giroux, H. Owen Reed, Philip Sparke, Francis W. McBeth, Randall Standridge, and Barbara York. Soloists for this concert are ULM faculty member Justin Havard and senior music performance major George Rogers. Conductors are Derle R. Long and Steven Pederson.

The performance is free.

For more information, contact the VAPA office at 318-342-3811.