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KU University Band and Symphonic Band to perform at the Lied Center on Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

Sharon Toulouse, assistant director of KU Bands, will conduct the University Band program featuring Heroes of the Sea by Dennis O. Eveland; Flowers of the Forest by Reber Clark; Flags of Freedom by John Philip Sousa; Belleau Wood by Garth Brooks featuring Ashley Reynolds, vocalist and Stan Jones, guitar; and Deck the Halls by Chip Davis.  Graduate conductor Sarah Miller will lead the University Band in the First Suite in E-flat for Military Band by Gustav Holst. This year marks the 100thanniversary of the end of WWI, and the band is playing pieces to commemorate those who served in WWI.

Matthew O. Smith, associate director of KU bands, will conduct the Symphonic Band program featuring Ecstatic Fanfare by Steven Bryant; Laudamus Te by David Maslanka; and Armenian Dances, Part I by Alfred Reed.

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 atwww.lied.ku.edu.

For more information about Matthew O. Smith visit: http://music.ku.edu/programs/band/faculty/smith/index.shtml

For more information about Sharon Toulouse visit: http://music.ku.edu/programs/band/faculty/toulouse/index.shtml

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

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