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April 23, 2003

ULM Wind Ensemble to Present Concert

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday evening, April 29, 2003, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge for this performance. Derle R. Long is conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

This concert will feature student conductors,student composers, and an alumni guest conductor. Nathan Randall and Xuan Liu are graduate conducting students at ULM. Randall will conduct a composition titled Three Plus Two, written by ULM student Dirk Kitterlin, a freshman music major at ULM. Liu will conduct The Southerner March by Russel Alexander. Brandon Verrett, a senior theory and composition major at ULM, will conduct his own composition entitled 1849. The final guest conductor of the evening will be Mark Walker, an alumnus of ULM and local band director. Walker will conduct a lovely lyrical piece entitled Dylansong, composed by Robert Foster.

Lincolnshire Posy is based on British folk songs Grainger collected in Lincolnshire, England, in 1905-06. Grainger attempted to recreate the authentic flavor of the folk songs through strict observance of varying beat lengths, parallelism, and other peculiarities of performance. The four movements presented in this performance are subtitled Lisbon Bay, Horkstow Grange, The Brisk Young Sailor, and The Lost Lady Found.

For more information, contact the ULM Band Department at 342-1594.

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