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KU University & Symphonic Bands to perform March 5th at the Lied Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS — The KU School of Music announces a concert featuring the University and Symphonic Bands on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 pm at the Lied Center.

The University Band’s performance features a piece entitled "...and the antelope play" referencing the Kansas state song “Home On the Range,” and "Earthdance," which has a tribal flare that will get the audience up out of their seats.

“Expect the unexpected,” said Sharon Toulouse, University Band conductor and assistant director of bands at the University of Kansas. “The University Band strives to entertain, connect with our audience and send the audience home humming and clapping after the concert.”

The Symphonic Band will perform “Four Scottish Dances,” an orchestral work arranged by John Paynter, which is now one of the large standard works in the wind band repertoire. Their performance will also feature two more recently composed works – “Euphoria” and “Hold This Boy and Listen.”

Tickets to this concert will be $7/general admission and $5/students and seniors, and can be purchased at the Lied Center Box Office, 785-864-2787 or at www.lied.ku.edu. For more information, please contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436.

About the Bands
The University Band is an outstanding ensemble available to all students at the University of Kansas and is an open admission ensemble requiring no entrance audition. The University Band provides musical challenge and growth as well as fellowship to all who enjoy performing. It is conducted by Sharon Toulouse, assistant director of bands at KU.

The Symphonic Band is an exceptional ensemble consisting of highly talented music majors, and non-majors selected by audition. This ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire for large concert band, including the finest band masterworks in a full schedule of concerts. Matthew O. Smith, associate director of bands and director of athletic bands at KU, conducts the Symphonic Band.

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

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