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KU Wind Ensemble to give an ‘out of this world’ performance April 18

Friday, April 14, 2017

LAWRENCE –The KU Wind Ensemble will explore the galaxy and beyond in their last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 at the Lied Center of Kansas.


A concert highlight will be the multimedia performance of Eric Whitacre’s “Deep Field,” a work inspired by images of young and distant galaxies captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Featuring KU Choirs, the performance will be the consortium premiere of “Deep Field” and will be conducted by Paul W. Popiel, director of KU bands.  During the performance, a slideshow will display images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Prior to the piece, there will be a talk by Gregory Rudnick, a KU associate professor of physics and astronomy who specializes in the study of the formation and evolution of galaxies.


The concert also will include the American premiere of "Stillness" by Welsh composer Tom Davoren, who will be attending, and works by John Philip Sousa, Kevin Puts, Norman Dello Joio and Percy Grainger.


Tickets for the performance 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 lied.ku.edu. The performance will be available to watch via live stream at http://https//livestream.com/liedcenter/KUWE41817.


Prior to the KU Wind Ensemble's 7:30 p.m. concert, Buhler High School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Eric Stambaugh, director of Buhler High School Bands, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center.​ 


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

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