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Wind Ensemble & Percussion Ensemble: We Must Rise...
Tues, Dec. 10 at 7:30PM in the FAC Concert Hall, $10/general, $5/students & seniors, FREE for UMass students
Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble
Matthew Westgate and Ayano Kataoka, directors
Andrew Pease, guest conductor (Hartwick College)
Shannon Merciel, guest cellist; Cobus du Toit, guest flutist
The Wind Ensemble: We Must Rise.. celebrates the life and work of Abraham Lincoln with two monumental pieces: Copland's Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Walter Carroll from New England Public Radio, and David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4. Also Augusta Reed Thomas' Magneticfireflies & Kevin Walczyk's Songs of Paradise.
The Percussion Ensemble performs Tan Dun's Elegy: Snow in June, Lou Harrison's Suite for Percussion, George Crumb's Idyll for the Misbegotten & Aurel Holló's beFORe JOHN: 39 - the Dream of the Manichaeian.