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Evangel University Symphonic Band to perform spring concert Thursday, March 20

March 13, 2014 | Michaela Smith

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Symphonic band is an 80-piece ensemble that is open to all university students, regardless of major. It is directed by Dr. Michael Kolstad, music department chair.

“This will be an outstanding concert featuring some of our most talented EU students,” Kolstad said. “The music is all rather upbeat, and includes two pieces from movies The Wizard of Oz and Far & Away.”

Program selections:

  • Excerpts from Far & Away, by John Williams
  • Fortress Variations, by Tim Waters
  • The Washington Post March, by J.P. Sousa, arranged by Frederick Fennell
  • Ride, by Samuel Hazo
  • Cambrian Explosion, by Richard Saucedo
  • Slava! A Concert Overture, by L. Bernstein
  • Themes from The Wizard of Oz, arranged by James Barnes

For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Kolstad at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7212.

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