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SFA Wind Symphony concert also features choirs

April 20, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The program for "With Wind and Song," a concert by the Stephen F. Austin State University's Wind Symphony, on Monday, April 26, will feature compositions for band and chorus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Joining the band to present Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs (Set II)" will be SFA's Choral Union and Women's Choir. David Howard, SFA associate director of choirs, will guest conduct the piece that was originally written for voice and piano.

The choirs will also collaborate with the Wind Symphony in presenting Jonathan Newman's "Moon by Night," which is based on Psalm 21, and "Equus" by Eric Whitacre. The composer describes the work as "a moto perpetuo, a piece that starts running and never stops."

Also included on the program is Clifton Williams' "The Sinfonians," featuring members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia singing the moving Sinfonian Hymn, said Dr. David W. Campo, SFA associate director of bands and the Wind Symphony's conductor.

The band will also present Campo's wind band arrangement of Dr. Stephen Lias' "Ebullience" in honor of the SFA professor of composition's recent selection as the SFA School of Music's Outstanding Music Alumnus.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.