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Wind Ensemble presents an all-American band concert

Austin Peay State Universitys Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The concert, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec, professor of music, will feature American composers including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and APSU faculty member, Dr. Jeffrey Wood.

Dr. Thomas A. Pallen, retiring professor of theatre, will narrate Coplands Lincoln Portrait, based on the text of the former president.
Austin Peay State University's Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The concert, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec, professor of music, will feature American composers including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and APSU faculty member, Dr. Jeffrey Wood.

Dr. Thomas A. Pallen, retiring professor of theatre, will narrate Copland's “Lincoln Portrait,” based on the text of the former president.

Guest conductors include Andrea Brown, director of athletic bands and assistant director of bands, and Richard Burchett and J. T. Womack, graduate students. Brown will conduct a tribute to the late Rosa Parks.

Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of music, will be the featured flute soloist in Hue's “Fantasy for Flute and Band.”

Graduating senior and Clarksville native, Clorissa Young, will be featured on Bernstein's “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” which originally was composed for jazz legend Woody Herman.

“This concert will be incredibly audience-friendly and will range from serious contemporary works to recognizable Americana,” says Wolynec.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Wolynec by telephone at (931) 221-7642 or e-mail at wolynecg@apsu.edu. -- Crissy Laubach-Young