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SWOSU Wind Ensemble Plans Concert This Sunday

February 19, 2009

The SWOSU Wind Ensemble, Southwestern Oklahoma State University's premiere concert band, will perform a concert this Sunday, February 22, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus. 

The concert, which is free and suitable for concertgoers of all ages, will include music from several musical eras and from various countries in Europe and the United States.

Members of the SWOSU Wind Ensemble are selected by audition each fall.  The band has been selected four times since 1999 to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators convention in Tulsa and plays a tour each spring to several Oklahoma and Texas High Schools.  The band is conducted by Dr. James South, professor and chair of the Department of Music at SWOSU.

The performance will include Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) by the contemporary American composer Ron Nelson;  English Dances by Englishman Malcolm Arnold; Träumerei by the German Romantic composer Robert Schumann;  Playera by Spaniard Enrique Granados,; and Bullets and Bayonets by America's "March King," John Philip Sousa.

Three members of the SWOSU music faculty will assist the ensemble on Passacaglia, including Janis South on piano, David Bessinger on percussion and Terry Segress on synthesizer.

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