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Symphonic Band concert to provide 'Music for a Winter's Day'

November 26, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Symphonic Band, under the direction of Aaron M. Durst, will perform its annual winter concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.

The theme, "Music for a Winter's Day," will lead the audience to reflect on family, festivities and entertainment in compositions that celebrate the season of winter.

UW-Stout Symphonic BandTickets are $5 and are available at the UW-Stout Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, online and at the door.

The featured soloist will be tuba section leader Raelene Olson, a student from Platteville, playing the old-fashioned humorous piece "The Old Grumbly Bear" by Julius Fucik.

Menomonie musician David Kile will be guest conductor as he leads the percussion ensemble in "Mozambique" by Chris Brooks.

Aaron M. DurstThe band also will perform a composition by Steven Reineke titled "Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons," depicting a story-book adventure in the Swiss Mountains.

More familiar will be a musical medley from the 1966 animated special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

The concert will include an uplifting march-style piece titled "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter, as well as a cinematic musical portrayal of the winter season from a child's perspective in "A Childhood Remembered" by Rossano Galante.

The concert will pay homage to the Christmas season with selections such as "Angels Sing," "A Blessed Hymn" and Leroy Anderson's classic "Sleigh Ride."

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