SUU Wind Symphony Presents Winter Holiday Music
The SUU Wind Symphony Presents A Musical Evening to Warm the Winter Holiday Season
For Immediate Release: November 26, 2007
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The SUU Music Department will present the SUU Winter Wind Symphony Concert, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at Cedar High School. The SUU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mark Stickney, will present an evening of wonderful, wintery, holiday music from Belgian, Irish and American composers.
Dr. Stickney selected music for this concert to challenge his students while maintaining the light and beauty of the holiday season. The concert features Winter Dances, by the young Irish composer, Fergal Carroll, which calls up the wonders of winter in three movements – November, December and January. Carroll brings us our cold winter months in an inventive and powerful style pulling together an engaging combination of Irish and other traditional music.
The SUU Wind Symphony will perform rich, moving Canterbury Chorale, by Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost. With Canterbury Chorale the SUU Wind Symphony creates a kind of delicate lullaby full of lush harmonies and slow moving passages evoking the majestic cathedral of the English city, Canterbury, Van der Roost’s original inspiration.
The Winter Concert includes Mannin Veen (Dear Isle of Man), by Haydn Wood, a one-movement collection of musical folk tunes telling of the English island near where Wood was raised. Russian Christmas, Music by Alfred Reed is also featured. Sadly the American-born master composer passed away two years ago. Reed’s Russian Christmas Music, based on solemn yet ethereal Eastern Orthodox liturgical themes, remains extremely popular.
The SUU Wind Symphony also performs the bright and cheerful favorite, Bugler’s Holiday, by Leroy Anderson. Bugler’s Holiday is an ingenious and celebratory mix of bugle-call-like themes that prominently features three solo trumpeters.
Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $3 for Students, and Free for SUU students with a valid I.D.
For tickets please call (435) 586-7878 or available at the door.
For more information call 435-865-8800 or go online to www.suu.edu/arts