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KU Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony present shared concert at Lied Center on May 6 featuring band classics

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will close out the 2013-2014 KU School of Music Lied Center Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at the Lied Center of Kansas.

Conductor Matthew O. Smith, associate director of KU Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band program, which includes Pageant by Vincent Persichetti, conducted by graduate student conductor Benjamin G. Harper; Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Aldridge Grainger; and The Gum-Suckers March, also by Grainger, conducted by graduate student conductor Luke D. Johnson.

Paul W. Popiel, director of KU Bands, will lead the opening piece of the Wind Symphony program - Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “La forza del destino.” The program will conclude with Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith, conducted by Matthew O. Smith.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.

For more information about KU Symphonic Band visit: http://music.ku.edu/band/symphonicband
For more information about Paul W. Popiel visit: https://music.ku.edu/paul-popiel
For more information about Matthew O. Smith visit: https://music.ku.edu/matthew-smith

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

Media Contact:
J.D. Warnock
KU School of Music
785-864-9742
jdwarnock@ku.edu



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