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SWOSU Music Department Plans Eight Concerts from April 13-21

April 11, 2011

The Music Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has eight concerts planned from April 13-21 on the Weatherford campus.

SWOSU Music Department Chair Dr. James South said every major ensemble will perform, and there will be something for every musical taste.  All of the concerts are free and the public is cordially invited.

The Symphonic and Community Bands will perform this Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dr. Terry Segress and the Community Band is conducted by Dr. South. 

On Thursday, April 14, there will be a choral concert featuring the SWOSU Men’s Chorus, conducted by Dr. Daniel Farris; the SWOSU Women’s Chorus, conducted by Joyce Adams Curtis; the SWOSU Chamber Choir, conducted by Dr. Daniel Farris; and the Southwestern Singers, conducted by Dr. Bonnie Sneed.  The choral concert is at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby.  

Beginning the weekend will be a 7 p.m. concert on Friday, April 15, by the SWOSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. South. The concert is in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. 

Also during the weekend, Jazz Ensembles A and B will be in concert on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  Jazz Ensemble “B” is conducted by Nathan Rapson and Jazz Ensemble “A” is conducted by Dr. Keith Talley. 

The Community Chorus, conducted by Dr. Daniel Farris, will perform two concerts, one on Sunday evening, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church and a second one on Monday evening, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby.

On Tuesday, April 19, the SWOSU Orchestra Concert, conducted by Dr. Robert Chambers, performs its final concert of the season in the Fine Arts Center lobby at 8:15 p.m.

Closing a tremendous week of concerts, the Southwestern Singers, conducted by Dr. Bonnie Sneed, will present a program on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

For additional information about any of the concerts, contact the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774-3708.  

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